Ossian

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Usage

Sweden Swedish
Finland Finnish
Denmark Danish
Norway Norwegian

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Origin and Meaning

English form of Oisín [1] [2] [3] [4]

Related Names

See Oisín

Grammar

Denmark - Danish
Nominative: Ossian
Genitive: Ossians
Finland - Finnish
Nominative: Ossian
Genitive: Ossianin
Partitive: Ossiania
Norway - Norwegian
Nominative: Ossian
Genitive: Ossians
Sweden - Swedish
Nominative: Ossian
Genitive: Ossians

Name Days

Finland Finland

17 July

Finland (Swedish Language)Finland (Swedish Language) Finland (Swedish Language)

17 July

Sweden Sweden

1 December

Further Information

Earliest Documented Usage

Strongest Period of Usage

Predominant Regional Usage

Namesakes

  • Georg Ossian Sars (20 April 1837 – 9 April 1927), Norwegian marine and freshwater biologist
  • Josef David Ossian Elgström (19 November 1883 - 20 June 1950), Swedish illustrator and painter

Statistics

Name Count per Country (What's this?)

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Country
Commonness
Commonness
Total Female ♀ Male ♂
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
Sweden Sweden[6]
1630 3424 0 3 1630 3421
Finland Finland[7]
n.a.
4211 0 0
n.a.
4211
Denmark Denmark[8]
13
n.a.
0
n.a.
13
n.a.
Norway Norway[9]
6
n.a.
0
n.a.
6
n.a.
Greenland Greenland[10]
0 0
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
  #: count of main first name only
  &: count of both main and additional first names
Name counts are approximate as statistics normally is not published
for names given to less than 3 or 5 persons per country.

 

Recent Statistics Trend

Name statistics for Ossian (m) Sources: [6][8][9][7]

Swedish Regional Distribution

Regional distribution of Ossian (m) in Sweden in the year 1880. Swedish Regional Distribution for Ossian (m)


References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Roland Otterbjörk: Svenska förnamn (1979)
  2. 2.0 2.1 Kristoffer Kruken og Ola Stemshaug: Norsk Personnamnleksikon (1995)
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Eva Brylla: Förnamn i Sverige (2004)
  4. 4.0 4.1 Gulbrand Alhaug: 10 001 navn - Norsk fornavnleksikon (2011)
  5. © Nordic Names (Swedish Statistics - Regional Distribution)
  6. 6.0 6.1 Statistiska Centralbyrån, National statistics office of Sweden, http://www.scb.se/
  7. 7.0 7.1 Väestörekisterikeskus, National Population Register Centre of Finland, http://www.vrk.fi
  8. 8.0 8.1 Danmarks Statistik, National statistics office of Denmark, http://www.dst.dk
  9. 9.0 9.1 Statistisk Sentralbyrå, National statistics office of Norway, http://www.ssb.no
  10. Grønlands Statistik, Statistics office of Greenland, http://www.stat.gl/