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oswald

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

  • danishdanish
  • englishenglish
  • finnishfinnish
  • frenchfrench
  • germangerman
  • norwegiannorwegian
  • old english (anglo-saxon)old english (anglo-saxon)
  • swedishswedish

Related names

VARIANTS
danish
osvald, osvaldus
finnish
osvald, osvaltti, usvalli
german
oswalt
norwegian
osvald, asvald, Åsvald, Osvall
old english - anglo-saxon
Ôsveald, osweald, Ôsvald, Ôsvold
swedish
osvald
FEMININE
german
oswalda
norwegian
osvalda, Osvalde
PET & SHORT FORM
english
oz
finnish
osva, osvi

Use in other languages

LANGUAGES
Ancient Germanic - Latinized
osvaldus, Osualdus, Osvaldius

Italian - Medieval
osualdo, oswalda
ancient germanic
answald, answalt
catalan
osvald
estonian
osvald
faroese
osvaldur, Ásvaldur
georgian
osvald
greek
Osváldos
hungarian - magyar
Oszvald
icelandic
Ósvald, Ósvaldur, Ástvald, Ástvaldur, Ásvaldur
italian
osvaldo, esvaldo
latvian
Osvalds
lithuanian
Osvaldas
mexican
oswaldo
old danish
aswaldi
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

Geographical spread (only living languages)

Popularity & Ranking

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New Age curiosities (only for entertainment purposes)

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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Notable people and personalities​

Oswald Achenbach (1827–1905), German Painter
Oswald Avery (1877–1955), Canadian Bacteriologist
Oswald Baer (1906–1941), German Painter
Oswald Berkhan (1834–1917), German Physician And Reformer Of Special Education
Oswald Bumke (1877–1950), German Psychiatrist
Oswald Burger (born 1949), German Historian
Oswald De Andrade (1890–1954), Brazilian Writer
Oswald Grübel (born 1943), German Bank Manager
Oswald Henke (born 1967), German Singer, Composer, Author And Columnist
Oswald Huber (born 1942), Austrian Psychologist And Cartoonist
Oswald I. Of The Bergh (1442–1511), Count Of The Bergh
Oswald Kabasta (1896–1946), Austrian Conductor
Oswald Kroh (1887–1955), German Educator And Psychologist
Oswald Külpe (1862–1915), German Philosopher And Psychologist
Oswald Lewinter (1931–2013), American Writer
Oswald Malura (1906–2003), German Painter
Oswald Mathias Ungers (1926–2007), German Architect
Oswald Menghin (1888–1973), Austrian Prehistorians, Nazi Minister Of Education
Oswald Metzger (born 1954), German Politician (cdu)
Oswald Mosley (1896–1980), British Politician
Oswald Myconius (1488–1552), Swiss Theologian
Oswald Oberhuber (born 1931), Austrian Artist
Oswald Pohl (1892–1951), German Ss–obergruppenführer
Oswald Robert Of Ulrici (1816–1886), German Forester
Oswald Sallaberger (born 1966), Austrian Conductor And Violinist
Oswald Sattler (born 1957), South Tyrolean Singer
Oswald Sigg (born 1944), Swiss Politician And Former Vice–chancellor
Oswald Spengler (1880–1936), German Philosopher Of History
Oswald Teichmüller (1913–1943), German Mathematician
Oswald Von Nell–breuning (1890–1991), German Jesuit Theologian
Oswald Von Wolkenstein (1377–1445), South Tyrolean Minstrels
Oswald Wiener (born 1935), Austrian Writer