Meaning and Origin of: Osman

Old English: Inspired; divine

Boy name origins & meanings

  • Old English : Inspired; divine
  • Arabic : Tender youth

Family name origins & meanings

  • Turkish : from the Turkish personal name Osman, Turkish form of Arabic ‛Uthmān. This was the name of the third of the ‘rightly guided’ khalifs (ruled 644–656), one of the ten Companions of the Prophet Muhammad, to whom he gave the good news of entering into paradise.
  • English : variant of Osmond.
  • Dutch : from a Germanic personal name composed of the elements ans ‘god’ + man ‘man’.
  • Dutch : occupational name for an ox driver, from os ‘ox’, ‘bullock’ + man ‘man’.
  • German (Osmann) : variant of Ossmann (see Ossman).
  • Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic) : of uncertain origin; perhaps a variant of Oshman or Hausman.