Oswald

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since 1880
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Meaning and Origin

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  1. United States assassin of President John F. Kennedy (1939-1963)
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Name of early English saints and kings, from Old English ōs (“god”) + weald (“power”).

  1. A male given name.
  2. A patronymic surname​.

Notable Persons Named Oswald

Sir Oswald Mosley was a for Smethwick, for Harrow, Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, Member of Parliament, forSmethwick, and forHarrow. He was most active from 1929 to 1930. His military service ended in 1918. Oswald was born on November 16th, 1896 in Mayfair, London, England. He died on December 3rd, 1980.

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Oswald Chesterfield Cobblepot is a comics character.

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Oswald the Lucky Rabbit is a fictional character.

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Oswald Spengler was a philosopher. Oswald was born on May 29th, 1880 in Blankenburg (Harz). He passed away on May 8th, 1936.

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Ozzie Nelson was an actor, band leader, producer, and director. Ozzie was given the name Oswald George Nelson on March 20th, 1906 in Jersey City, New Jersey, United States. He died on June 3rd, 1975.

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Oswald Boelcke is a military person. His military service ended in 1916.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Oswald

Lee was born on October 18th, 1939 in New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S. He died on November 24th, 1963.

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Jani Lane was a glam metal, hard rock, and heavy metal music musician. He was most prominent from 1982 to 2011. Jani was given the name John Kennedy Oswald on February 1st, 1964 in Akron, Ohio, United States. He passed away on August 11th, 2011.

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Saint Oswald was a saint. Saint was born in 604 in Deira. He left this life in 641.

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Rear Admiral Stephen Scot Oswald is a naval aviation and test pilot.

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Moritz von Oswald is a techno and dub techno record producer and multi-instrumentalist. He plays Synthesizer and Percussion instrument. Moritz was born in Hamburg.

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Bashful Brother Oswald was a country music and old-time music sideman, session musician, and solo artist. He plays Resonator guitar, Dobro, Steel guitar, Banjo, Guitar, and Vocals. His most notable accomplishments were from 1930 to 1930. Bashful was given the name Beecher Ray Kirby on December 26th, 1911 in Sevier County, Tennessee. Bashful is also known as Pete Kirby. He left this life on October 17th, 2002.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1880 9 0 9
1881 6 0 6
1882 11 0 11
1883 10 0 10
1884 13 0 13
1885 5 0 5
1886 16 0 16
1887 8 0 8
1888 11 0 11
1889 12 0 12
1890 12 0 12
1891 5 0 5
1892 11 0 11
1893 9 0 9
1894 13 0 13
1895 13 0 13
1896 13 0 13
1897 18 0 18
1898 10 0 10
1899 11 0 11
1900 9 0 9
1901 15 0 15
1902 11 0 11
1903 9 0 9
1904 9 0 9
1905 13 0 13
1906 15 0 15
1907 19 0 19
1908 16 0 16
1909 25 0 25
1910 29 0 29
1911 29 0 29
1912 54 0 54
1913 64 0 64
1914 86 0 86
1915 92 0 92
1916 107 0 107
1917 94 0 94
1918 105 0 105
1919 90 0 90
1920 80 0 80
1921 86 0 86
1922 80 0 80
1923 83 0 83
1924 100 0 100
1925 84 0 84
1926 70 0 70
1927 67 0 67
1928 62 0 62
1929 52 0 52
1930 70 0 70
1931 52 0 52
1932 53 0 53
1933 46 0 46
1934 29 0 29
1935 33 0 33
1936 26 0 26
1937 27 0 27
1938 24 0 24
1939 14 0 14
1940 18 0 18
1941 24 0 24
1942 25 0 25
1943 17 0 17
1944 21 0 21
1945 38 0 38
1946 18 0 18
1947 25 0 25
1948 31 0 31
1949 26 0 26
1950 25 0 25
1951 29 0 29
1952 25 0 25
1953 37 0 37
1954 40 0 40
1955 21 0 21
1956 27 0 27
1957 18 0 18
1958 30 0 30
1959 24 0 24
1960 27 0 27
1961 27 0 27
1962 28 0 28
1963 24 0 24
1964 18 0 18
1965 19 0 19
1966 23 0 23
1967 11 0 11
1968 19 0 19
1969 22 0 22
1970 27 0 27
1971 28 0 28
1972 20 0 20
1973 19 0 19
1974 32 0 32
1975 16 0 16
1976 16 0 16
1977 17 0 17
1978 22 0 22
1979 14 0 14
1980 19 0 19
1981 17 0 17
1982 22 0 22
1983 25 0 25
1984 30 0 30
1985 21 0 21
1986 20 0 20
1987 15 0 15
1988 18 0 18
1989 22 0 22
1990 24 0 24
1991 22 0 22
1992 19 0 19
1993 23 0 23
1994 17 0 17
1995 16 0 16
1996 10 0 10
1997 18 0 18
1998 16 0 16
1999 18 0 18
2000 20 0 20
2001 24 0 24
2002 9 0 9
2003 23 0 23
2004 25 0 25
2005 17 0 17
2006 18 0 18
2007 20 0 20
2008 14 0 14
2009 19 0 19
2010 21 0 21
2011 18 0 18
2012 14 0 14
2013 19 0 19
2014 27 0 27
2015 26 0 26
2016 36 0 36
2017 38 0 38

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Popularity of Oswald as a first name

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Popularity of Oswald as a last name

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Common last names for Oswald

  • Smith
  • Johnson
  • Brown
  • Anderson
  • Williams
  • Jones
  • Olson
  • Olsen
  • Thomas
  • Thompson
  • Peterson
  • Wilson
  • Jensen
  • Miller

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Oswald U.S.
  White 94.81% 64.26%
  African American 0.89% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.62% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.34% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.28% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.06% 16.26%

Of Last Name Oswald

People with the last name Oswald are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Oswald

  • How Popular is the name Oswald? Oswald is the 4,371st most popular name of all time. As a last name Oswald was the 2,530th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Oswald have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 3,973 babies born with the first name Oswald in the United States. That's more than enough people named Oswald to occupy the territory of Falkland Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 3,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Oswald? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 9 new born babies.
  • When was Oswald first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Oswald is Sunday, September 16th, 1866.
  • What year had the most people named Oswald born? The highest recorded use of the first name Oswald was in 1916 with a total of 107 babies.
  • Random Oswald Factoid: According to the 1923 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Oswald is not a popular baby boy's name in Texas. Imagine that, only 10 babies in Texas have the same name as you in 1923.
  • Weird things about the name Oswald: Your name in reverse order is Dlawso. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Alosdw. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Oswald? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 14,322 people with the last name Oswald.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Oswald? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 5 of them will have Oswald 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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