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What does Ossie mean?

Ossie Pronunciation of Ossie [ossie] as a name for boys is an Old English and Old German name, and the meaning of Ossie is "spear of the gods; God's power". Ossie is an alternate spelling of Oscar (Old English). Ossie is also a form of Oswald (Old German).

Associated with: old english, spear (warrior), power.


Ossie has 2 variants: Ozzie and Ozzy.

3 more alternative forms via Oscar, Oswald: Oskar, Osker and Oswin.

Creative forms:
(male) Oisie, Orsie, ..

(female) Ossa, Oste, ..

Middle name pairings:
Ossie Reuben (O.R.), ..

How popular is Ossie?

Ossie is a rare given name for males. Ossie is also a rare last name for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Ossie entered the list in 1880-1889 and reached its top position of #923 in the U.S. then, but is not listed at the moment. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Ossie name in U.S.

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

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related boy names. Popular varying forms of Ossie are Oscar (#181 in 2015), Oskar (#1509), Ozzie, Ozzy, Osker and Oswald. Usage of these relations of Ossie reached its apex 135 years ago (average #1364) and has become much lower since (#1670, down 77.4%), with versions such as Oscar going out of style.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Ossie, Oscar, Oskar, Osker, Oswald in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Ozzie, Ozzy in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Ossie is alike in pronunciation to Acie, Isaia, Isais, Issiah, Issy and Osei. Other suggested similar names are Gussie, Jessie, Kasie, Massie, Mosie, Obie, Odie, Oisin, Ollie, Orsin, Orsis, Osage, Osier, Osip, Osmin, Osric, Ossian, Ossin, Ostin and Osvin. These names tend to be more frequently used than Ossie.

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