Baby Names: Names Starting with O

Baby Names Starting with O

OAKLEY: Old English for "from the oak meadow." Sounds more like a private academy than a child's name, but try it out before dismissing it. Relatives: Oakly, Oakleigh, Oakes, Oak. Namesake: Annie Oakley.

OBADIAH: Hebrew for "servant of God." Relatives: Obed, Obie, Obe. Namesake: "Obi-Wan Kenobi."

OCTAVIUS: Latin for "eighth child." This name and some of the variations carry a sense of authority. Octavian was, after all, a Roman emperor. Relatives: Octavus, Octavio, Octavia, Octavian, Octavie, Tavie, Tavy. Namesake: Octavio Paz.

ODELIA: From the Old German for "little wealthy one" and Hebrew for "praise God." Relatives: Odell, Odella, Odelinda, Odilia, Odette (French for "happy home"), Odetta, Odelette. Namesakes: Odetta, Odette Brailly.

ODELL: Old German for "little wealthy one," Greek for "ode," and Danish for "otter." Odin is the mythological equivalent of Zeus in the Norse hierarchy. Relatives: Odin, Ode, Odie, Odis.

ODESSA: Greek for "odyssey." For the born traveler. Namesake: Odessa (Tex.)

OGDEN: Old English for "from the oak valley." Relatives: Oggie, Denny, Den. Namesake: Ogden Nash.

OGILVY: Old Scottish for "from the high peak." A proud old Scottish surname, Ogilvy lends itself to a nice seletion of nicknames. Relatives: Ogilvie, Gil, Gilie, Gilly. Namesake: David Ogilvy.

OLAF: Old Norse for "talisman" or "ancestor." Relatives: Olav, Olof, Olin, Olen, Olie. Namesakes: Saint Olga, Olga Korbut.

OLIN: Old English for "holly." Relatives: Olney, Olinda. Namesake: Olney (Md.)

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