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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Osborne

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  • According to a user from New Jersey, United States, the name Osborne is of Unknown origin and means "Bear God".
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  1. English playwright (1929-1994)
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From a medieval given name influenced by, or possibly derived from, Old Norse Ásbjǫrn, from áss (“god”) + bjǫrn (“bear”). See English bear.

  1. An English surname​.
  2. A male given name, occasionally transferred from the surname.

Notable Persons Named Osborne

Osborne Reynolds was a scientist in the field of physics. Osborne was born on August 23rd, 1842 in Belfast, Ireland. He breathed his last breath on February 21st, 1912.

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Nikko Smith is a musician. His most notable accomplishments were from 2005 to 2005. Nikko was given the name Osborne Earl Smith on April 28th, 1982.

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Oz Scott is a film director, television director, television producer, and theatre director. He was most active from 1970 to present. Oz was given the name Osborne E. Scott on September 16th, 1949 in Hampton, Virginia, U.S. Oz is also known as Osborne and Scott E..

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Osborne was born in 1830. He left this life in 1871.

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Osborne Russell was a Second Executive Committee. Osborne was born in 1814 in Maine. He passed away on August 2nd, 1892.

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Osborne Colson was a skating coach. Osborne was born on March 31st, 1916 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. He died on July 14th, 2006.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Osborne

George Osborne is a First Secretary of State, Chancellor of the Exchequer, Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer, and Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury. George was born on May 23rd, 1971 in London, United Kingdom.

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Joan Osborne is a rock, folk, country rock, blues, roll, and folk music musician. Her ongoing career started in 1989. Joan was given the name Joan Elisabeth Osborne on July 8th, 1962 in Anchorage, Kentucky, United States.

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Robert Osborne is a tcm host. He has had major accomplishments since 1958. Robert was given the name Robert Jolin Osborne on May 3rd, 1932 in United States.

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Buzz Osborne is a sludge metal, experimental rock, doom metal, noise rock, hardcore punk, avant-garde music, and alternative metal musician. He plays Gibson Les Paul Custom and Electrical Guitar Company. He has had major accomplishments since 1980. Buzz was given the name Roger Osborne on March 25th, 1964. Buzz is also known as King Buzzo.

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Matt Osborne was a wrestler. Matt was born on July 27th, 1957 in Charlotte, North Carolina. He died on June 28th, 2013.

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Super Dave Osborne is a fictional character.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1880 7 0 7
1884 5 0 5
1885 6 0 6
1886 6 0 6
1888 7 0 7
1893 5 0 5
1894 7 0 7
1896 6 0 6
1899 6 0 6
1900 6 0 6
1901 5 0 5
1902 5 0 5
1903 6 0 6
1905 9 0 9
1906 7 0 7
1907 6 0 6
1908 5 0 5
1909 6 0 6
1910 19 0 19
1911 14 0 14
1912 28 0 28
1913 25 0 25
1914 30 0 30
1915 47 0 47
1916 38 0 38
1917 41 0 41
1918 37 0 37
1919 35 0 35
1920 37 0 37
1921 36 0 36
1922 31 0 31
1923 29 0 29
1924 30 0 30
1925 38 0 38
1926 33 0 33
1927 29 0 29
1928 26 0 26
1929 19 0 19
1930 22 0 22
1931 21 0 21
1932 26 0 26
1933 17 0 17
1934 13 0 13
1935 24 0 24
1936 30 0 30
1937 22 0 22
1938 13 0 13
1939 16 0 16
1940 16 0 16
1941 20 0 20
1942 21 0 21
1943 17 0 17
1944 15 0 15
1945 18 0 18
1946 18 0 18
1947 28 0 28
1948 16 0 16
1949 22 0 22
1950 16 0 16
1951 17 0 17
1952 13 0 13
1953 28 0 28
1954 13 0 13
1955 16 0 16
1956 13 0 13
1957 21 0 21
1958 19 0 19
1959 20 0 20
1960 17 0 17
1961 9 0 9
1962 6 0 6
1963 17 0 17
1964 15 0 15
1965 8 0 8
1966 9 0 9
1967 5 0 5
1969 5 0 5
1970 11 0 11
1971 7 0 7
1972 5 0 5
1973 5 0 5
1974 7 0 7
1975 5 0 5
1976 7 0 7
1978 8 0 8
1980 5 0 5
1981 12 0 12
1982 5 0 5
1984 7 0 7
1985 5 0 5
1986 6 0 6
1988 11 0 11
1990 5 0 5
1996 5 0 5
1999 5 0 5
2000 6 0 6
2001 6 0 6
2002 7 0 7
2006 5 0 5
2007 5 0 5
2009 5 0 5
2010 8 0 8
2011 8 0 8
2012 6 0 6
2013 9 0 9
2014 6 0 6
2015 10 0 10
2016 9 0 9
2017 13 0 13

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Popularity of Osborne as a first name

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Popularity of Osborne as a last name

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Common last names for Osborne

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Osborne U.S.
  White 82.28% 64.26%
  African American 12.39% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.50% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.65% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.97% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.22% 16.26%

Of Last Name Osborne

People with the last name Osborne are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Osborne

  • How Popular is the name Osborne? Osborne is the 7,777th most popular name of all time. As a last name Osborne was the 502nd most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Osborne have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 1,618 babies born with the first name Osborne in the United States. That's more than enough people named Osborne to occupy the territory of Christmas Island (Australia) with an estimated population of 1,462 (as of June 30, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Osborne? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 7 new born babies.
  • When was Osborne first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Osborne is Friday, October 21st, 1870.
  • What year had the most people named Osborne born? The highest recorded use of the first name Osborne was in 1915 with a total of 47 babies.
  • Random Osborne Factoid: According to the 1921 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Osborne is not a popular baby boy's name in Maryland. Imagine that, only 5 babies in Maryland have the same name as you in 1921.
  • Weird things about the name Osborne: Your name in reverse order is Enrobso. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Soonrbe. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Osborne? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 66,827 people with the last name Osborne.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Osborne? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 23 of them will have Osborne as their last name.

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
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