For the Irish mythological character, see Oisín.
Oisin (often Oisín and anglicized as Ossian), is a common boy's name.
2 McPherson and Ossian,
3 The Name Today,
4 Variants and Pronunciations,
5 People with the name,
6 See also,
The name Oisin probably originated in the myth of Tír na nÓg. Oisín was the son of Fionn mac Cumhaill and was brought to the land of youth by beautiful Niamh.
McPherson and Ossian:
James Macpherson claimed to have found old poems from Ossian (or Oisin). While he was exposed as a fraud who wrote the poems himself, the tales found in the poems were popular and common in the oral tradition of Gaelic speakers in Ireland and Scotland.
The Name Today:
Oisin has now become a popular boy's name in Ireland.
Variants and Pronunciations:
Oisín (Irish) (Irish pronunciation: ˈɔʃiːnˠ),
Osian (Welsh) /ˈɒʃæn/,
Oisin (Scots Gaelic) (Scottish Gaelic pronunciation: ˈɔʃɪn),
Ossian (English) (O-sɪən),
People with the name:
Oisin McGann Author,
Oisin McConville Gaelic footballer,
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