What does Ossian mean?
Ossian /os-s-ian/ [2 sylls.] as a name for boys is of Gaelic origin. Ossian is an alternate spelling of Oisin (Gaelic): in Irish history. Olshan is a conventional last name.
Ossian has 1 variant: Ossin.Kreatif forms: Ogsian, Ossianoa, Ozsian. [more]
How popular is Ossian?
Ossian is an unusual given name for men but a somewhat prominent surname for both adults and children (#150436 out of 150436, Top 100%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Oisin is the only prominent related form of Ossian (not ranked). These names are not commonly used for boys. Shown below is an analysis of the usage of Ossian and corresponding names. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)