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Meaning and name origin

Ossian \o-ssian\ as a boy's name is of Gaelic origin. Ossian is a variant of Oisin (Gaelic): in Irish history, the name of the son of a legendary Gaelic poet, Fionn mac Cumhaill.


Ossian has 1 variant form: Ossin.


Ossian is not a popular first name for males and an equally uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Ossian and its variant forms. The only popular variation form ranked in the Top 1000/100 is Oisin. (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Ossian and related baby names in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Oisin outside U.S.

Similar Names

Ossian is also pronounced similarly to Oswin and Oswinn. Like Ossian, these names are not commonly used.