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What does Ossian mean?

Ossian /os-s-ian/ as a name for boys is of Gaelic origin. Ossian is an alternate spelling, with the suffix -an, of Oisin (Gaelic): in Irish history.


Ossian has 1 variant: Ossin.

Kreatif forms:
(male) Osian, Ossianah, ..

(female) Ossia, Osson, ..

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)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

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 history of Ossian and corresponding names. (Top Baby Names, 2014)

Top 2000 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 pronounced similarly to Ahsan, Aswin, Aswinn, Ehsan, Ihsan, Oswin, Oswinn, Oswyn and Oswynn. Other recommended names are Abrian, Akshan, Ardian, Arian, Aslan, Bastian, Cassian, Damian, Dasean, Desean, Deshan, Destan, Dorian, Edrian, Eilian, Eirian, Elian, Evian, Fabian, Filian, Finian, Gian, Gilian, Hassan, Issiah, Jorian, Julian, Justan, Lasean, Lesean, Ninian, Odhran, Odin, Ogdan, Olin, Orion, Orlin, Orman, Orrin, Orsin, Orsini, Orsino, Orson, Orwin, Osborn, Osburn, Oscar, Osei, Oskar, Osman, Osmar, Osmin, Osric, Osrick, Ossie, Osten, Ostin, Ostyn, Osvin, Othman, Rian, Roshan, Rustan, Stian, Tasman and Vyvian. These names tend to be more frequently used than Ossian.