Meaning and Origin of: Osten
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First name origins & meanings:
- German : East
First name variations
Last name origin & meaning:
- German : mainly a topographic name derived from German Ost(en) ‘east’, but in some cases a shortened form of von der Osten, also a topographic name meaning ‘from the Oste river’, a name borne by an old Pomeranian noble family.
- German : habitational name from any of several places so named in northern Germany.
- Dutch : patronymic from a Germanic personal name Austa, meaning ‘eastern’.
- Swedish (Östén, Östen) : ornamental name from öst ‘east’ + the common surname suffix -én, from Latin -enius.