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answald

LANGUAGE FAMILY:
indo-european > germanic > west germanic > german
ORIGIN:
germanic 
NAME ROOT:
*ANSUZ / ANS *WALDAʐ > ANSWALD / OSWALD
MEANING:
This name means “divine power, divine rulership, God rules, illustrious defender, defender of the house”. This name derives from the Old English “ōs” (god) plus “weald” (power), which in turn derives from the Old High German name “Answald”, composed two elements: “*ansuz / ans” (heathen god) plus “*waldaʐ” (ruler, might, mighty one, power, powerful one). Answald and Oswald are closely related to the Old Norse name "Ásvaldr" which has the same etymology and meaning. Oswald was King of Northumbria from 634 until his death and was venerated as a saint in the Middle Ages. Oswald's father Æthelfrith was a successful Bernician ruler who, after some years in power in Bernicia, also became king of Deira, and thus was the first to rule both of the kingdoms which would come to be considered the constituent kingdoms of Northumbria. Oswald of Worcester was Archbishop of York from 972 to his death in 992. He was of Danish ancestry but brought up by his uncle, Oda, who sent him to France to the abbey of Fleury to become a monk.
KEYWORDS:
RELIGION (SAINTS) / HISTORY (KINGS / SOVEREIGN)

Usage

  • ancient germanicancient germanic

Related names

VARIANTS
ancient germanic
answalt

Use in other languages

LANGUAGES
Ancient Germanic - Latinized
osvaldus, Osualdus, Osvaldius

Italian - Medieval
osualdo, oswalda
catalan
osvald
danish
oswald, osvald, osvaldus
english
oswald
estonian
osvald
faroese
osvaldur, Ásvaldur
finnish
oswald, osvald, osvaltti, usvalli
french
oswald
georgian
osvald
german
oswald, oswalt
greek
Osváldos
hungarian - magyar
Oszvald
icelandic
Ósvald, Ósvaldur, Ástvald, Ástvaldur, Ásvaldur
italian
osvaldo, esvaldo
latvian
Osvalds
lithuanian
Osvaldas
mexican
oswaldo
norwegian
oswald, osvald, asvald, Åsvald, Osvall
old danish
aswaldi
old english - anglo-saxon
oswald, Ôsveald, osweald, Ôsvald, Ôsvold
old english - latinized
osvaldus, Osualdus, Osvaldius
old norse
osvaldr, Ósvaldr, Ásvaldi, Ásvaldr
old swedish
asvald, asvalde
portuguese
osvaldo
scottish
Oswaeldh
slovene
oŽbalt, ožbej
spanish
osvaldo, oswaldo
swedish
oswald, osvald

Geographical spread (only living languages)

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2
Numerological Values:
2

If a person's name-number is 2, he is considered to be co-operative and highly adaptable to any circumstance in life. 2 is associated with teamwork, mediating and working for the goodness of others. People with the name-number 2 tend to be good friends and are kind, helpful individuals.

Chakra Number:
2: The number of the Sacral Chakra "Swadhisthana"

Orange is the color of your second chakra, which is located bellow the navel. The main energy of this color is creativity and feelings. Explore the color of your sacral chakra in depth and discover the gifts and challenges of orange color.

Color meaning:

The color orange radiates warmth and happiness, combining the physical energy and stimulation of red with the cheerfulness of yellow. Orange relates to 'gut reaction' or our gut instincts, as opposed to the physical reaction of red or the mental reaction of yellow. Orange offers emotional strength in difficult times. It helps us to bounce back from disappointments and despair, assisting in recovery from grief.

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