Origen

Origen is the name of a third-century Christian theologian. I’ve seen two possible meanings for it- the first is that it could possibly be a combination of Horus (a god in Egyptian mythology whose name possibly means “falcon” or “high”, essentially meaning “the distant one” or “one who is high/above”) combined with genes meaning “born”; or it could…

Oeric

Oeric is the birth name of a king of Kent in the early fifth century, either the son of grandson of Hengist, a prominent Anglo-Saxon warrior and leader who, along with his brother Horsa, led the first Anglo-Saxon settlers into Britain in the 5th century. He later became the king of Kent. Apparently he later became known as Oisc or Aesc/Esc…

Onyx

Onyx is the name of a gemstone, a type of chalcedony with alternating  parallel bands, as well as used to refer to a jet-black color. It comes from Latin onyx via Ancient Greek ónux (claw, nail, fingernail) deriving from a PIE root word. Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Onix (English, Spanish) Ónix (Spanish)  

Oswin

Oswin is an English male name meaning “God’s friend” or “friend of God”, made up from Old English elements os (god) and wine (friend). Nicknames: Os/Oz, Win Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Oswine (Anglo-Saxon) Osuine (Anglo-Saxon)  

Oleg

Oleg is a Russian male name, the Russian form of Helge, a Scandinavian male name which comes from Old Norse name Helgi meaning “holy, blessed” which comes from Proto-Germanic *hailagaz (holy, blessed), composed from *hailaz (healthy, sound; whole, unbroken; complete) via PIE *kóylos (healthy, whole); and *-gaz, an adjective used to denote something meaning “of being, having, or doing”. Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Helge (Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, German) Helgi…

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