- For the Irish mythological character, see Oisín.
Oisin (often Oisín and anglicized as Ossian), is a common boy's name.
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) //
- Oisin (Scots Gaelic) (Scottish Gaelic pronunciation: [ˈɔʃɪn])
- Ossian (English) (O-sɪən)