Osman - boys name

Osman name popularity, meaning and origin

Name Popularity: 91%

Osman name meaning:

The name Osman is of Arabic origin and holds significant historical and cultural value. It is derived from the Arabic word "usman" or "uthman," which means "baby bustard," a type of bird native to the Middle East. In Islamic tradition, the bustard is considered a symbol of strength, intelligence, and power.

Osman is also associated with the historical figure, Osman I, who was the founder of the Ottoman Empire in the early 14th century. As such, the name Osman carries a sense of leadership, ambition, and an ability to build and establish great things.

In contemporary usage, the name Osman is popular among Muslim communities and holds a sense of pride in Islamic heritage. It is often given to boys as a way of honoring the legacy of Osman I and the Ottoman Empire. Parents who choose this name for their son may hope that he embodies the same qualities of strength, intelligence, and leadership associated with the name Osman.

Origin: English

Godly protection.

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Overall UK ranking: 452 out of 4789

91 recorded births last year

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Historical popularity of Osman

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