Oswald

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Male Male Name

Usage

Sweden Swedish
Finland Finnish
Denmark Danish
Norway Norwegian

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Origin and Meaning

1) Low German form of Answald [1] [2]

2) Old Saxon form of Answald [3] [4]

3) Anglo-Saxon form of Answald [1] [2]

4) English younger form of Osweald [5] [6] [7] [8]

5) Creative spelling of Osvald (see Osvaldr) [9]

Related Names

See Answald

Grammar

Denmark - Danish
Nominative: Oswald
Genitive: Oswalds
Finland - Finnish
Nominative: Oswald
Genitive: Oswaldin
Partitive: Oswaldia
Norway - Norwegian
Nominative: Oswald
Genitive: Oswalds
Sweden - Swedish
Nominative: Oswald
Genitive: Oswalds

Statistics

Name Count per Country

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Country
Commonness
Commonness
Female ♀ Male ♂
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
Denmark Denmark[10]
0 n.a. 72 n.a.
Sweden Sweden[11]
0 1 33 234
Norway Norway[12]
0 n.a. 11 n.a.
Finland Finland[13]
0 0 n.a. 145
  #: 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.

 

No recent statistics trend found in databases for Oswald.

Sources: [11] [10] [12] [13]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Wilfried Seibicke: Historisches Deutsches Vornamenbuch (Band 1-4)
  2. 2.0 2.1 Friedrich Wilhelm Weitershaus: Das große Vornamenlexikon (1998)
  3. Rosa und Volker Kohlheim: Duden Lexikon der Vornamen (1998)
  4. Wilhelm Schlaug: Studien zu den altsächsischen Personennamen des 11. und 12. Jahrhunderts (1955)
  5. Roland Otterbjörk: Svenska förnamn (1979)
  6. Kristoffer Kruken og Ola Stemshaug: Norsk Personnamnleksikon (1995)
  7. Hermann Pálsson: Nafnabókin (1991)
  8. Eva Villarsen Meldgaard: Den store navnebog (2004)
  9. Gulbrand Alhaug: 10 001 navn - Norsk fornavnleksikon (2011)
  10. 10.0 10.1 Danmarks Statistik, National statistics office of Denmark, http://www.dst.dk
  11. 11.0 11.1 Statistiska Centralbyrån, National statistics office of Sweden, http://www.scb.se/
  12. 12.0 12.1 Statistisk Sentralbyrå, National statistics office of Norway, http://www.ssb.no
  13. 13.0 13.1 Väestörekisterikeskus, National Population Register Centre of Finland, http://www.vrk.fi