Other Origin(s):Native American
Meaning:People of the middle waters; Calm waters
Osage is a French term that also doubles as a masculine name. Though it stands for “calm waters” as a French name, it’s actually meant to refer to a Midwestern Native American tribe who, in their indigenous language, is known by Wazhazhe, which translates to “people of the middle waters.” The Osage people were occupants of the Ohio and Mississippi river valleys as far back as 700 BC, but today they’re mainly found in Oklahoma. By the early 19th century, they emerged as a powerful tribe and were often described as uncommonly fierce and courageous. If you claim ancestry to this proud people, you can choose this name for your little one as tribute. It may also inspire baby to emulate the values cherished by this tribe.
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