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in the U.S.
since 1880
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in the U.S.
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Ousmane

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Alt. Meaning

O is for openness, it's refreshing!

U is for upstanding, the honorable way to be

S is for superb, a great attitude about life.

M is for munificent, for you are extremely liberal in giving.

A is for affectionate, to those that matter most to you

N is for novel, don't get too complicated!

E is for eternal, your spirit will live.

Notable Persons Named Ousmane

Ousmane Dembélé is a soccer player for the Stade Rennais F.C., Évreux FC, France national under-17 football team, France national under-18 football team, and France national under-19 football team. Ousmane was born on May 15th, 1997 in Vernon, France.


Ousmane was born on October 10th, 1935 in Dakar, Senegal.


Ousmane Coulibaly is a soccer player for the Platanias F.C., FC Mantes, En Avant de Guingamp, Stade Brestois 29, and Mali national football team. Ousmane was born on July 9th, 1989 in Paris, France.


Ousmane Sembène was a film director, producer, screenwriter, and actor & author. Ousmane was born on January 1st, 1923 in Ziguinchor, Casamance, Senegal. He left this life on June 9th, 2007.


Ousmane Dabo is a soccer player for the Stade Lavallois, Stade Rennais F.C., Inter Milan, Vicenza Calcio, S.S.D. Parma Calcio 1913, AS Monaco FC, Atalanta B.C., S.S. Lazio, Manchester City F.C., New England Revolution, and France national football team. Ousmane was born on February 8th, 1977 in Laval, Mayenne, France.


Ousmane Viera is a soccer player for the Çaykur Rizespor, RC Daloa, CFR Cluj, FC Internațional Curtea de Argeș, CS Pandurii Târgu Jiu, and Ivory Coast national football team. Ousmane was born on December 21st, 1986 in Daloa.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Ousmane

Mahamane Ousmane is a President of Niger, President of the National Assembly of Niger, Speaker of ECOWAS Parliament, List of heads of state of Niger, and List of Presidents of the National Assembly of Niger. Mahamane was born on January 20th, 1948 in Zinder.


Seydi Ousmane is an athlete for the UE Tàrrega.


Bani Ousmane is an athlete for the Toumaï FC.


Brahim Abba Ousmane is an athlete for the Elect-Sport FC.


Fun Facts about the name Ousmane

  • How Popular is the name Ousmane? Ousmane is the 16,830th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Ousmane have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 474 babies born with the first name Ousmane in the United States. That's more than enough people named Ousmane 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 Ousmane? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1993 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Ousmane first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Ousmane is Tuesday, January 1st, 1952.
  • What year had the most people named Ousmane born? The highest recorded use of the first name Ousmane was in 2017 with a total of 32 babies.
  • Random Ousmane Factoid: According to the 2017 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Ousmane is not a popular baby boy's name in New York. Imagine that, only 13 babies in New York have the same name as you in 2017.
  • Weird things about the name Ousmane: Your name in reverse order is Enamsuo. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Esumaon. How do you pronounce that?

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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).
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