What does the name Oswald mean?The different meanings of the name Oswald are:
- American meaning: Divine power
- English meaning: Divinely powerful god of the forest
- German meaning: Power of God
The first thing you should know if you are considering Oswald for your baby's name is that in most countries all over the world the name Oswald is a boy name.
The name Oswald is of American, English, German origins, which means it has more than one root, and is used in more than one countries and different languages of the world, especially English speaking countries, German speaking countries among others.
If you consider naming your baby Oswald we recommend you take note of the special meaning and history of the name as your baby’s name will play a big role in its life and your baby will hear it spoken every day. Searching for a name is a very important and fun process as it’s the very first gift you will give to your baby. Many people believe that the name can affect success in life, through their children's working career and other circumstances, so they choose more “respectable” names or name meanings as they believe that the name meaning reflects the personality of the child.
The meaning of Oswald has more than one different etymologies. It has same or different meanings in other countries and languages. The different meanings of the name Oswald are:
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