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What does Osvaldo mean?

Osvaldo Pronunciation of Osvaldo [os-val-do] as a boys' name has its root in Old German, and Osvaldo means "God's power". Osvaldo is a variant form of Oswald (Old German).

Associated with: power.


3 alternative forms via Oswald: Osvald, Oswaldo and Waldo.

Creative forms:
(male) Orvaldo, Osvaldi, ..

(female) Osvalda, Osvalga, ..

Middle name pairings:
Osvaldo Dimitri (O.D.), ..

How popular is Osvaldo?

Osvaldo is a somewhat prominent first name for men (#894 out of 1220, Top 73%) but an unusual last name for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)

Osvaldo was first listed in 1950-1959 and reached its top rank of #410 in the U.S. in 2004, and is currently at #988. (2015 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Oswald, Oswaldo and Waldo are the popular related forms of Osvaldo (#988 last year) ranked in the Top 2000. These relations of Osvaldo were at the top of their popularity in 2006 (adoption of 0.05%) and are now much less widespread (adoption 0.01%, 77%), with forms like Waldo becoming less in vogue.

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

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Araldo, Arnaldo, Evaldo (see Everild), Geraldo, Giraldo, Heraldo, Jeraldo (see Jerald), Naldo, Orlando, Orval, Otildo (see Odilo), Ottildo (see Odilo), Renaldo, Rinaldo and Ronaldo. These names tend to be less frequently used than Osvaldo.

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