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What does Oswaldo mean?

Oswaldo Pronunciation of Oswaldo [os-wal-do] as a name for boys is of Old German origin, and the meaning of the name Oswaldo is "God's power". Oswaldo is an alternate spelling of Oswald (Old German).

Associated with: power.


4 relations via Oswald: Osvald, Osvaldo, Oswell and Waldo.

Creative forms:
(male) Oswalor, Oswalos, ..

(female) Oswalga, Oswalma, ..

Middle name pairings:
Oswaldo Ariel (O.A.), ..

How popular is Oswaldo?

Oswaldo is a somewhat popular first name for men (#1117 out of 1220, Top 92%) but a rare last name for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)

Oswaldo was first listed in 1960-1969 and reached its apex position of #549 in the U.S. in the year 2006, but is not found in the list at the moment. (2015 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Popular alternative forms of Oswaldo rated in the Top 2000 are Osvaldo (#988 last year), Oswald and Waldo. Other forms, like Oswell, are uncommon. Usage of these forms of Oswaldo was more pronounced a decade ago (median #1260) and has become significantly diminished since, with forms like Oswald becoming less trendy.

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

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

Similar Names

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

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