Osiris Name Meaning

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Fact: NASA’s OSIRIS-REx (Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, Security, Regolith Explorer) mission was launched to study the asteroid Bennu and return samples to Earth.

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A Deep Dive

Osiris Overview

Meaning

God of the Dead, mighty, powerful

Gender

Boy

Origin

Egyptian

Etymology

Derived from the Greek form of the Egyptian name “Usir,” meaning “powerful” or “mighty.”

Pronunciation

/oʊˈsaɪrɪs/

Popularity

Osiris is a relatively uncommon name globally but has gained popularity recently, entering the top 1000 names in the USA since 2021.

Syllable

3 syllables

Length

6 letters

Numerology

8 (Practical, Ambitious, Materialistic)

Name Styles

Mythological, Exotic, Unique, Religious and Spiritual

Associated Traits

Mysterious, powerful, wise

Spiritual, Religious, or Cultural Significance

Osiris is a significant deity in Egyptian mythology, known as the god of the afterlife, resurrection, and fertility.
A Deep Dive

Osiris Variations in Different Cultures

Popular Variations

Osric, Ozias, Zephyr, Orion, Azriel

Common Nicknames

Ozzie, Ris, Osi, Osie, Sir

Diminutives

Oz, Ozzy, Os, Osi, Sir

Famous People

  • Osiris Jahkail Williams
    (American Rapper)
  • Osiris Eldridge
    (American Basketball Player)
  • Osiris Khepera
    (American Visual Artist)

Pop Culture Icons and Works

  • Osiris
    ("Stargate SG-1," TV Series)
  • "Osiris Rising"
    (Novel)
  • Osiris
    ("Destiny," Video Game)
  • Osiris
    ("Assassin's Creed Origins," Video Game)
  • Osiris
    ("The Osiris Child: Science Fiction Volume One," Film)

Places

  • Osiris City
    (Egypt)
  • Osiris-REx
    (Mission)
  • Osiris River
    (Utah, USA)
  • Osiris Country Club
    (Golf Course)

What Is the Meaning of Osiris?

Osiris means “mighty” or “powerful” in Egyptian. This name suggests a personality that is strong and influential, often embodying qualities of leadership and resilience.

What Is the Origin of The Name Osiris?

Osiris has ancient Egyptian origins. It is derived from the name of the Egyptian god Osiris, who was the god of the afterlife, resurrection, and fertility. The name has a rich history in Egyptian mythology and has been associated with themes of life, death, and rebirth.

Osiris Name Popularity

Popularity Chart of the Name Osiris in the U.S. over the Years

United States flagUnited States#9362021#9722022#9432023
Top 3 Rankings#9152020#9362021#9432023

Annual Statistics Breakdown for Osiris

YearName RankingNumber of BirthsBirth Rate (%)
2023943
(+29 from 2022)
238
(+7 from 2022)
0.01300
2022972
(-36 from 2021)
231
(-10 from 2021)
0.01233
2021936
(-21 from 2020)
241
(-3 from 2020)
0.01286
2020915
(+98 from 2019)
244
(+39 from 2019)
0.01319
20191013
(+57 from 2018)
205
(+19 from 2018)
0.01067
20181070
(+11 from 2017)
186
(+5 from 2017)
0.00957
20171081
(+258 from 2016)
181
(+48 from 2016)
0.00915
20161339
(+259 from 2015)
133
(+33 from 2015)
0.00657
20151598
(+81 from 2014)
100
(+9 from 2014)
0.00489
20141679
(-123 from 2013)
91
(-10 from 2013)
0.00444
20131556
(+403 from 2012)
101
(+29 from 2012)
0.00500
20121959
(+117 from 2011)
72
(+8 from 2011)
0.00355
20112076
(-66 from 2010)
64
(-4 from 2010)
0.00315
20102010
(+242 from 2009)
68
(+10 from 2009)
0.00331
20092252
(-283 from 2008)
58
(-14 from 2008)
0.00273
20081969
(+244 from 2007)
72
(+12 from 2007)
0.00330
20072213
(+185 from 2006)
60
(+9 from 2006)
0.00271
20062398
(-509 from 2005)
51
(-16 from 2005)
0.00233
20051889
(+275 from 2004)
67
(+13 from 2004)
0.00315
20042164
(+342 from 2003)
54
(+13 from 2003)
0.00256
20032506
(-488 from 2002)
41
(-13 from 2002)
0.00195
20022018
(+288 from 2001)
54
(+11 from 2001)
0.00261
20012306
(+73 from 2000)
43
(+3 from 2000)
0.00208
20002379
(-281 from 1999)
40
(-5 from 1999)
0.00192
19992098
(+553 from 1998)
45
(+14 from 1998)
0.00221
19982651
(-814 from 1997)
31
(-20 from 1997)
0.00153
19971837
(+462 from 1996)
51
(+16 from 1996)
0.00255
19962299
(+462 from 1995)
35
(+9 from 1995)
0.00175
19952761
(+269 from 1994)
26
(+3 from 1994)
0.00129
19943030
(+1416 from 1993)
23
(+10 from 1993)
0.00113
19934446
(-1776 from 1992)
13
(-13 from 1992)
0.00063
19922670
(+158 from 1991)
26
(+3 from 1991)
0.00124
19912828
(+37 from 1990)
23
(+1 from 1990)
0.00109
19902865
(+2300 from 1989)
22
(+13 from 1989)
0.00102
19895165
(+34 from 1988)
9
(+1 from 1988)
0.00043
19885199
(-626 from 1987)
8
(-1 from 1987)
0.00040
19874573
(+761 from 1986)
9
(+2 from 1986)
0.00046
19865334
(-1527 from 1985)
7
(-4 from 1985)
0.00036
19853807
(-350 from 1984)
11
(-1 from 1984)
0.00057
19843457
(+25 from 1982)
12
No change from 1982
0.00064
19830
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
19823482
(-70 from 1981)
12
No change from 1981
0.00064
19813412
(+428 from 1980)
12
(+2 from 1980)
0.00064
19803840
(-29 from 1979)
10
No change from 1979
0.00054
19793811
(+740 from 1978)
10
(+3 from 1978)
0.00056
19784551
(-1515 from 1977)
7
(-6 from 1977)
0.00041
19773036
(+1761 from 1975)
13
(+7 from 1975)
0.00076
19760
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
19754797
(+430 from 1974)
6
(+1 from 1974)
0.00037
19745227
(-127 from 1973)
5
No change from 1973
0.00031
19735100
(-2283 from 1972)
5
(-7 from 1972)
0.00031
19722817
(+841 from 1971)
12
(+4 from 1971)
0.00072
19713658
(+178 from 1970)
8
(+1 from 1970)
0.00044
19703836
First SSA data recorded
7
First SSA data recorded
0.00037
19690
No SSA data
0
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0.0000
19680
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0
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0.0000
19670
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0
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0.0000
19660
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0
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0.0000
19650
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0
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0.0000
19640
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0
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0.0000
19630
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0
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0.0000
19620
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0
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0.0000
19610
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0
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0.0000
19600
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0
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0.0000
19590
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0
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0.0000
19580
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0
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0.0000
19570
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0
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0.0000
19560
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0
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0.0000
19550
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0
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0.0000
19540
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0
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0.0000
19530
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0
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0.0000
19520
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0.0000
19510
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0
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0.0000
19500
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0
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0.0000
19490
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0
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0.0000
19480
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0
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0.0000
19470
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0.0000
19460
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0.0000
19450
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0.0000
19440
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0.0000
19430
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0.0000
19420
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0.0000
19410
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0.0000
19400
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19390
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0.0000
19380
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0.0000
19370
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19360
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0.0000
19350
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0.0000
19340
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0.0000
19330
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0.0000
19320
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0.0000
19310
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0
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0.0000
19300
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0
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0.0000
19290
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0
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0.0000
19280
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0
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0.0000
19270
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0.0000
19260
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0.0000
19250
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19240
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0.0000
19230
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19220
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0.0000
19210
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0.0000
19200
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0
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0.0000
19190
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0.0000
19180
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0
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0.0000
19170
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0.0000
19160
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0
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0.0000
19150
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0.0000
19140
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0.0000
19130
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0.0000
19120
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0.0000
19110
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19100
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19090
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19080
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19070
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19060
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19050
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19010
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19000
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18990
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18980
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18970
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18960
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18900
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18890
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18880
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18810
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18800
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0.0000

American States Popularity Rankings for Osiris

(From the Most to Least Popular, Based on Number of Births )

California (CA)

California (CA) flagCalifornia (CA)#9432021#10192022#7602023

Texas (TX)

Texas (TX) flagTexas (TX)#8852021#8532022#12292023

New York (NY)

New York (NY) flagNew York (NY)#8832021#11142022#9452023

Florida (FL)

Florida (FL) flagFlorida (FL)#10542021#13222022#10912023

Pennsylvania (PA)

Pennsylvania (PA) flagPennsylvania (PA)#7712021#7552022#10702023

Colorado (CO)

Colorado (CO) flagColorado (CO)#6302021#7002022#7822023

Ohio (OH)

Ohio (OH) flagOhio (OH)#9192021#14022022#9182023

Arizona (AZ)

Arizona (AZ) flagArizona (AZ)#6662021#5002022#7192023

Georgia (GA)

Georgia (GA) flagGeorgia (GA)#11242020#9782022#11722023

Nevada (NV)

Nevada (NV) flagNevada (NV)#3452020#4812022#4862023

Virginia (VA)

Virginia (VA) flagVirginia (VA)#10112021#9202022#9112023

Indiana (IN)

Indiana (IN) flagIndiana (IN)#7392019#7282020#9342023

Michigan (MI)

Michigan (MI) flagMichigan (MI)#10632018#8802020#8002023

Massachusetts (MA)

Massachusetts (MA) flagMassachusetts (MA)#7182021#8532022#8422023

Illinois (IL)

Illinois (IL) flagIllinois (IL)#14572020#14142022#11172023

New Jersey (NJ)

New Jersey (NJ) flagNew Jersey (NJ)#10852018#10032021#10042023

Washington (WA)

Washington (WA) flagWashington (WA)#10302019#7532020#7142023

North Carolina (NC)

North Carolina (NC) flagNorth Carolina (NC)#12332021#9222022#12392023

Tennessee (TN)

Tennessee (TN) flagTennessee (TN)#10272017#9262018#10682020

Oregon (OR)

Oregon (OR) flagOregon (OR)#6712019#4602020#6652022

Wisconsin (WI)

Wisconsin (WI) flagWisconsin (WI)#8542018#5852021#8712022

Maryland (MD)

Maryland (MD) flagMaryland (MD)#8462011#6922021#9052022

Missouri (MO)

Missouri (MO) flagMissouri (MO)#9732021#9712022#9412023

Minnesota (MN)

Minnesota (MN) flagMinnesota (MN)#8982018#8822020#8892023

Oklahoma (OK)

Oklahoma (OK) flagOklahoma (OK)#7822016#4852022

South Carolina (SC)

South Carolina (SC) flagSouth Carolina (SC)#7622019#7012023

New Mexico (NM)

New Mexico (NM) flagNew Mexico (NM)#4232017#4212020

Utah (UT)

Utah (UT) flagUtah (UT)#6572021

Kentucky (KY)

Kentucky (KY) flagKentucky (KY)#7502022

Kansas (KS)

Kansas (KS) flagKansas (KS)#6462020

Popularity Rankings for Osiris in other Countries and American Territories

(From the Most to Least Popular, Based on Rankings)

No popularity data available for the name Osiris in other countries and American territories.

Source: Social Security Administration (SSA) and Other National Sources

Is Osiris a Name for Boys or Girls?

Osiris is typically used for boys due to its ancient and masculine roots.

Variants, Nicknames, Diminutives, and Ideal Middle Names for Osiris

Osiris in Famous People Names, Pop Culture, and Places

  • Osiris Jahkail Williams (Rapper, born 1998): An American rapper and singer recognized for his hit single "Worth It."
  • Osiris Eldridge (Basketball Player, born 1988): An American professional basketball player noted for his college career at Illinois State and playing overseas.
  • Osiris Khepera (Artist, born 1966): An American visual artist celebrated for his work in contemporary and urban art.
  • Osiris ("Stargate SG-1," 1997 TV Series): An ancient Egyptian god who is revealed to be a Goa'uld symbiote in the science fiction series.
  • "Osiris Rising" (1995 Novel by Ayi Kwei Armah): A novel that explores themes of African identity, culture, and politics.
  • Osiris ("Destiny," 2014 Video Game): A legendary Warlock who plays a pivotal role in the lore and storyline of the game.
  • Osiris ("Assassin's Creed Origins," 2017 Video Game): An Egyptian god of the afterlife, featured in the game's mythology and storyline.
  • Osiris ("The Osiris Child: Science Fiction Volume One," 2016 Film): A sci-fi action film set in a dystopian future where a man and a woman fight to survive.
  • "Osiris" (2011 Album by Hail the Villain): A rock album by the Canadian band featuring themes of power and mythology.
  • Osiris Black ("Harry Potter," 1997 Novel Series by J.K. Rowling): Mentioned in the extended universe as an ancestor of the Black family.
  • Osiris ("Osiris," 2020 TV Series): A drama series centered on a secret organization named after the Egyptian god, dealing with espionage and intrigue.
  • "Osiris and Isis" (1987 Song by Bob Dylan): A song that references the mythological story of Osiris and his wife Isis.
  • Osiris City (Egypt): The ancient Egyptian god of the afterlife, the underworld, and the dead, often associated with resurrection and fertility.
  • Osiris-REx (Mission) (USA): A NASA asteroid study and sample-return mission that visited the asteroid Bennu.
  • Osiris River (Utah, USA): A river in Wayne County, known for its historical significance and natural scenery.
  • Osiris Country Club (Golf Course) (New York, USA): A golf course located in Walden, New York, offering scenic views and a challenging layout.
  • Osiris Crater (Feature) (Mars): A crater on Mars named after the Egyptian god, located in the Tharsis region.
  • Osiris Theatre (Venue) (London, UK): A historic theater known for its diverse range of performances and cultural significance.

Similar Names to Osiris

  • Anubis
  • Horus
  • Thoth
  • Apollo
  • Orion
  • Lazarus
  • Phoenix
  • Enoch
  • Seraphim
  • Melchior

Sibling Names for Osiris

  • Ansel
  • Caius
  • Evander
  • Leander
  • Magnus
  • Peregrine
  • Roderick
  • Theron
  • Zephyr
  • Alaric
  • Isolde
  • Selene
  • Thalia
  • Callista
  • Elara
  • Liora
  • Persephone
  • Seren
  • Thalassa
  • Vesper

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