Oswald Name Meaning & Origin

Oswald

Pronunciation: AHZ-wahld (key)

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Os, Oz, Ollie, Ozzie.

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The boy's name Oswald (pronounced OZ-wald), is of Old German origin, and it's meaning is "God's power". It may also derive from a different Germanic phrase, meaning "man from the south woods". Variants are Ossie, Osvald, Osvaldo, Oswaldo, Oswell, Oswin, Ozzie, Ozzy and Waldo.

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Oswald Moseley, founder of the British Factists; Oswald Avery, a biologist and one of the discoverers of DNA; Oswald of Northumbria, a 6th century king; Oswald West, the 14th governor of Oregon, Oswald Chambers, a Christian writer.

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Oswald is one of the few likeable batman villains but who remains true to his morals and principles.
One of the main characters in the book 'The Story of the Treasure Seekers' and its sequels by E.Nesbit is called Oswald Bastable. This book has been adapted to a TV series in 1997. Also a character called Oswald Bastable appears in Michael Moorcock's 'The Warlord of the Air' series.
Oswald is a servant in Shakespeare's King Lear. Oswald Loomis is a character in Superman comics, and Oswald Chesterfield Cobblepot is a villain in Batman.
Oswald is a character in the video game 'The King of Fighters' and Odin Sphere. Also Oswald appears in two cartoons, Disney's Oswald the Lucky Rabbit, and Oswald the Blue Octopus.
Oswald the Rabbit
Oswald Thisbee, the smartest student in the senior class of 1962, in the internet comic blog The Greasers of Hazzick Flats. thegreasersofhazzickflats.blogspot.com

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