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What does Oswin mean?

Oswin Pronunciation of Oswin [os-win] as a boys' name is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Oswin is "God's friend".

Associated with: old english, friend.


Oswin has 4 variants: Osvin, Oswinn, Oswyn and Oswynn.

Related boy name: Oswald.

Creative forms:
(male) Obawin, Towin, ..

(female) Osan, Oswini, ..

Middle name pairings:
Oswin Jakhi (O.J.), ..

How popular is Oswin?

Oswin is an uncommonly occurring given name for men. Oswin is an equally uncommon surname for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related boy names. Oswald is the only prominent varying form of Oswin (not ranked). This form of Oswin was at the height of its popularity a century ago, but now, Oswald has gone out of style. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Oswald in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Oswin is alike in pronunciation to Asen, Aswin, Aswinn, Aswyn, Aswynn, Oisin, Ossian and Ossin. Other suggested similar names are Alwin, Arwin, Ashwin, Bowin, Edwin, Elwin, Erwin, Ewin, Gwin, Irwin, Odin, Olin, Orin, Orlin, Orrin, Orsin, Orvin, Orwin, Osei, Osip, Osman, Osmin, Osric, Ossie, Osten, Ostin, Ostyn, Owain, Owen, Owin and Unwin. These names tend to be more commonly used than Oswin.

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