English, Germanic
God's rule
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Oswald originates in Old English language and means "God's rule". As a masculine given name it is rather rare these days in the United States. It functions as a surname as well, the infamous bearer being Lee Harvey Oswald, the assumed assassin of the former US President John F. Kennedy.

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Oswald Achenbach - artist
Oswald Mosley - politician

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