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Name Oswald

Origin:From Old High German words for Ass and ruleTools:

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About the name Oswald in particular

Gender:male
Languages of use:German, French, English
Popularity:no rank in any popularity list in this database
Similarly written:Oswaldo, Ewald, Osbaldo, Osvaldo, Torwald     Details
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About Oswald, the group of names with the same origin as Oswald

Language of origin:Old High German
Info about origin:old Germanic two-element name
 known from Saint Oswald, king of North Umbria (7th century AD)
Words:ans = the Ass (a Germanic/Norse god (pl. Aesir))  Old High German
 waltan = to rule  Old High German
Topics:Germanic mythology, Two-element name
Variants' top ranks:88:Osvaldo Mexico 2011,  549:Oswaldo USA 2006,  975:Osbaldo USA 2002
Old/original forms:Answald Old High German
Name variants:Osbaldo, Osvaldo, Oswald, Oswaldo   Sortable list   Details