Male, O names, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes


Oswald is an Old English male name meaning “god power” or “god ruler”, made up from Old English elements ōs (god) and weald (power, ruler). Oswald is also a surname originating from the given name.

Nicknames: Os, Oz, Ozzie/Ozzy

Origin: Proto-Indo-European



  • Ozwald (English)
  • Osvald (Swedish, Norwegian, Danish)
  • Osvaldo (Portuguese, Spanish, Italian)
  • Ansaldo (Italian)
  • Ansovald (Ancient Germanic)
  • Ásvaldr (Ancient Scandinavian)
  • Ožbalt (Slovene)
  • Ožbej (Slovene)


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