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Ósvaldur

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

  • icelandicicelandic

Related names

VARIANTS
icelandic
Ósvald, Ástvald, Ástvaldur, Ásvaldur

Use in other languages

LANGUAGES
Ancient Germanic - Latinized
osvaldus, Osualdus, Osvaldius

Italian - Medieval
osualdo, oswalda
ancient germanic
answald, answalt
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
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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4
Numerological Values:
4

Order, practicality, sincerity and hard work are some of the character traits associated with this number. A number 4 person is disciplined, serious, honest and will work steadily to achieving his goal. Such a person can bring order to an otherwise chaotic situation.

Chakra Number:
4: The number of the Heart Chakra "Anahata"

Green is the main heart chakra color. It is the color of healing, balance, tranquility, and serenity. Green brings wholeness to our lives and it is the color most frequently found in nature. Learn more about this color and discover its meaning.

Color meaning:

The color green is the color of balance and harmony. From a color psychology perspective, it is the great balancer of the heart and the emotions, creating equilibrium between the head and the heart. From a meaning of colors perspective, green is also the color of growth, the color of spring, of renewal and rebirth. It renews and restores depleted energy. It is the sanctuary away from the stresses of modern living, restoring us back to a sense of well being. This is why there is so much of this relaxing color on the earth, and why we need to keep it that way.

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