Oceanus

Oceanus is the name of a Titan, believed to be the personification of an entire river that encircled the world, as believed by the Ancient Greeks. The etymology of the name is uncertain, possibly derived from a pre-Greek origin, though the name ocean has been adopted into the English language referring to a large body of…

Oriole

Oriole is the name of a family of passerine birds. The name comes from Old French oriol which derives from Latin aureolus meaning “gold, golden”, a diminutive of aureus (gold) via Latin aurum (gold) which derives from a PIE root word. Nicknames: Ori Origin: Proto-Indo-European  

Oswald

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 Variants: Ozwald (English) Osvald (Swedish, Norwegian, Danish) Osvaldo (Portuguese, Spanish, Italian) Ansaldo (Italian) Ansovald (Ancient…

Olivio

Olivio is a (Brazilian) Portuguese and Italian male name, the masculine form of Olivia, which was used by Shakespeare for a character in his play Twelfth Night (1602). He could have based it from Latin Oliva meaning “olive” or he could have based as a feminine form of Oliver, which either derives from Germanic name Alfher via Old Norse Alvar meaning “elf warrior” or…

Ogden

Ogden comes from an English surname via a locational name meaning “oak valley” made up from Old English elements āc (oak) and denu (valley). Origin: Proto-Indo-European  

Omar

Omar is both a Hebrew and an Arabic name with different meanings depending on the origin. As a Hebrew name it means “speaker” which comes from Hebrew verb amar אָמַר meaning “to say, tell”. As an Arabic name it’s a variant transcription of Umar meaning “flourishing, prosperous, long-lived, life”, and is also a surname originating from the given…

Ottilie

Ottilie is a German female name, the German form of Odilia either derived from Germanic element aud meaning “wealth, fortune” via Proto-Germanic *audaz (wealth, riches), or from Germanic odal meaning “fatherland”. Origin: Proto-Germanic Variants: Odilie (German) Oda (Ancient Germanic, German, Norwegian) Auda (Ancient Germanic) Odila (Ancient Germanic) Odilia (Ancient Germanic) Odelia (English) Odélia (French, Portuguese) Odélie (French) Odilia (Ancient Germanic) Odalie (French) Odile (French)…

Oscar

Oscar is the name of a figure in Irish mythology, the son of Oisín, a hero and a poet, and the fairy Niamh, and the grandson of Fionn mac Cumhail. The name means “deer friend” made up from Middle Irish os (deer) and cara (friend). It could also be derived from Old English Osgar meaning “god spear” made up from…

Odyssia

Odyssia is the feminine form of Odysseus, the name of a famous Greek hero in Greek mythology. The etymology of Odysseus is uncertain. It’s been linked to Greek odússomai meaning “to hate” or “to be angry” from Proto-Indo-European root *h₃ed- (to hate), though it’s also possible that derives from a Pre-Greek origin. The word odyssey which refers to a long voyage…