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in the U.S.
since 1880
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Osama

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  • According to a user from United Kingdom, the name Osama means "Lion".
  • According to a user from United Kingdom, the name Osama is of Arabic origin and means "Lion".
  • A submission from Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan says the name Osama means "Lion" and is of Arabic origin.
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International Interest

Borrowing from Arabic أسامة

  1. A male given name

Notable Persons Named Osama

Osama was given the name Osama bin Mohammed bin Awad bin Laden on March 10th, 1957 in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. He died on May 2nd, 2011.


Osama Hawsawi is a soccer player for the Al-Ahli Saudi FC, Al-Wehda Club (Mecca), Al-Hilal FC, R.S.C. Anderlecht, and Saudi Arabia national football team. Osama was born on March 31st, 1984 in Mecca. Osama is also known as أسامة هوساوي (Arabic).


Osama Rashid is a soccer player for the S.C. Farense, Feyenoord, FC Den Bosch, Excelsior Maassluis, Alphense Boys, Netherlands national under-17 football team, and Netherlands national under-19 football team. Osama was born on January 17th, 1992 in Kirkuk. Osama is also known as اسامه جبار شفيق رشيد (Arabic).


Osama Malik is a soccer player for the Croydon Kings, West Adelaide SC, Adelaide Raiders, West Torrens Birkalla SC, and Australia national under-20 soccer team. Osama was born on September 30th, 1990 in Adelaide.


Osama was born on October 20th, 1951. Osama is also known as Osama Daoud.


Osama al-Nujaifi is a Vice President of Iraq, Speaker of the Council of Representatives, Minister of Industry, List of Speakers of the Council of Representatives of Iraq, Ministry of Industry, and Minerals (Iraq). Osama was born in Mosul.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Osama

Ōsama is a rock music and alternative metal musician. They plays Guitar. Their most notable accomplishments were from 1995 to 1995. Ōsama was born on July 7th, 1960 in Hyōgo Prefecture. Ōsama is also known as 王様 (Japanese).


Mohamed Osama is a sports team member for the Al-Masry SC.


Nawaf Osama is an athlete for the Al-Yarmouk SC (Kuwait).


How popular is the baby name Osama in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1968 6 0 6
1972 6 0 6
1973 6 0 6
1974 5 0 5
1975 5 0 5
1976 6 0 6
1977 8 0 8
1978 17 0 17
1979 9 0 9
1980 13 0 13
1981 12 0 12
1982 12 0 12
1983 13 0 13
1984 18 0 18
1985 31 0 31
1986 16 0 16
1987 13 0 13
1988 26 0 26
1989 23 0 23
1990 28 0 28
1991 43 0 43
1992 36 0 36
1993 33 0 33
1994 36 0 36
1995 38 0 38
1996 48 0 48
1997 44 0 44
1998 47 0 47
1999 65 0 65
2000 54 0 54
2001 36 0 36
2002 11 0 11
2003 11 0 11
2004 5 0 5
2006 6 0 6
2007 7 0 7
2009 5 0 5
2011 6 0 6
2012 6 0 6
2013 11 0 11
2014 9 0 9
2015 14 0 14
2016 13 0 13
2017 13 0 13
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International Interest for Osama

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Popularity in the US

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Popularity of Osama as a first name

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Fun Facts about the name Osama

  • How Popular is the name Osama? Osama is the 11,531st most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Osama have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 870 babies born with the first name Osama in the United States. That's more than enough people named Osama to occupy the country of Vatican City with an estimated population of 800 (as of March 1, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Osama? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1968 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Osama first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Osama is Saturday, April 6th, 1901.
  • What year had the most people named Osama born? The highest recorded use of the first name Osama was in 1999 with a total of 65 babies.
  • Random Osama Factoid: According to the 1998 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Osama is not a popular baby boy's name in New Jersey. Imagine that, only 6 babies in New Jersey have the same name as you in 1998.
  • Weird things about the name Osama: Your name in reverse order is Amaso. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Asoam. How do you pronounce that?

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  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
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