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What does Osvald mean?

Osvald Pronunciation of Osvald [os-vald] as a boys' name is of Old German derivation, and the name Osvald means "God's power". Osvald is a version of Oswald (Old German).

Associated with: power.


3 related forms via Oswald: Osvaldo, Oswaldo and Oswell.

Creative forms:
(male) Orvald, Ovald, ..


Middle name pairings:
Osvald Hassan (O.H.), ..

How popular is Osvald?

Osvald is an uncommon given name for males. Osvald is also a rare last name for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Popular varying forms of Osvald (not ranked) rated in the Top 2000 are Osvaldo (#988 a year ago), Oswaldo and Oswald. Adoption of these relations of Osvald was widespread among parents 9 years ago (median #1013) and is now much diminished, with versions such as Oswald going out of style. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Osvaldo, Oswald, Oswaldo in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Osvald and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Recommended names are Arnald, Bald, Derald, Donald, Dugald, Evald, Ewald, Garald, Gerald, Harald, Jerald, Odall (see Odell), Ohad, Oneal, Oral, Orland, Ormand, Orval, Orvell (see Orville), Orvil, Osage, Oscar, Osgood, Oskar, Osman, Osmar, Osmond, Osmund, Osred, Osvin, Ottild (see Odilo), Oved, Ovid, Ranald, Roald, Ronald, Sewald, Torald, Tybald and Wald. These names tend to be more frequently used than Osvald.

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