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in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Notable Persons Named Osamu

Osamu Tezuka is a comics creator.


Osamu Dazai was a writer. Osamu was given the name Shūji Tsushima on June 19th, 1909 in Kanagi, Aomori. He passed away on June 13th, 1948.


Osamu was born on August 27th, 1928 in Kyoto.


Osamu Kitajima is an electronic, instrumental, new-age, rock, world, electronic music, new-age music, rock music, psychedelic rock, and world music musician. He plays Synthesizer and Koto (instrument). His most notable accomplishments were from 1960 to 1960. Osamu was born on February 3rd, 1949 in Chigasaki, Kanagawa. Osamu is also known as Justin Heathcliff.


Osamu Mukai is an actor. His ongoing career started in 2006. Osamu was born on February 7th, 1982 in Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan. Osamu is also known as 向井理 (Japanese).


Osamu Nagayama is a chairman, chief executive officer of chugai pharmaceutical co., chairman of the board of directors, sony corporation, chugai pharmaceutical co., sony, and chief executive officer ofchugai pharmaceutical co. Osamu was born on April 21st, 1947.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Osamu

Yoshioyama was born on May 20th, 1949 in Yatsushiro, Kumamoto, Japan.


Fun Facts about the name Osamu

  • How Popular is the name Osamu? Osamu is the 37,500th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Osamu have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 94 babies born with the first name Osamu in the United States. That's more than enough people named Osamu to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Osamu? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1920 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Osamu first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Osamu is Thursday, January 1st, 1885.
  • What year had the most people named Osamu born? The highest recorded use of the first name Osamu was in 1925 with a total of 11 babies.
  • Random Osamu Factoid: According to the 1928 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Osamu ranks 104th in popularity as a baby boy's name in Hawaii. Imagine that, 8 babies in Hawaii have the same name as you in 1928.
  • Weird things about the name Osamu: Your name in reverse order is Umaso. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Mosau. How do you pronounce that?

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