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What does Osman mean?

Osman Pronunciation of Osman as a boys' name is pronounced OZ-man. It is of Scandinavian origin, and the meaning of Osman is "God's protection". Anglo-Saxon name revived in the 19th century. Henry James used this name for a sinister character Gilbert Osmond in "The Portrait of a Lady". Singer Michael Osmond; actor Haley Joel Osment.


ASSOCIATED WITH scandinavian, protection (defender), 19th century


VARIANTS Osment, Osmin, Osmond, Osmonde, Osmont, Osmund, Osmunde

(male) Oman, ..

(female) Osmana, ..

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How popular is Osman?

Osman is an unusual first name for males but a very prominent last name for both adults and children (#5329 out of 150436, Top 4%). (2000 U.S. CENSUS)

Osman entered the list in 1991 and reached its apex rank of #1430 in the U.S. in the year 2009, and is at #1487 presently. (TOP 2000 NAMES, 2018)

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

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

Similar Names

Recommended sound-alike names are Aman, Arman, Aslan, Ayman, Daman, Eaman, Elman, Eman, Erman, Heman, Hyman, Iman, Inman, Loman, Naman, Odran, Ogdan, Omar, Oran, Orjan, Orlan, Orman, Ormand, Orran, Oscar, Oskar, Osmar, Ossian, Ossin, Osten, Ostin, Ostyn, Osvin, Oswin, Oswyn, Othman, Roman, Suman, Tasman, Teman and Wyman. These names tend to be more commonly used than Osman.

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