Popularity:6813
Origin:Hebrew
Meaning:Strength; courage
Oz is a masculine name of Hebrew origin, meaning “strength” and “courage.” It is primarily a nickname derived from Hebrew names such as Ozni and Ozias. However, Oz is most well known in western culture for its association with the cult classic fantasy musical The Wizard of Oz, based on the literature by L. Frank Baum. Oz is also a well-loved character featured in Buffy the Vampire Slayer, admired for his sincere and laid-back personality. This quirky moniker is thought to be related to Oswald, a name of High German derivation which means “divine power.” Oz is a one-of-a-kind name that will be sure to leave a strong impression on everyone little Oz meets.

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