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OlafOliverOliviaOpheliaOrianaOsama – Oscar – OswaldOtávioOwen



Olaf

  • From: Old Norse name Áleifr
  • Meaning: “Ancestor’s descendent”, derived from the elements anu “ancestor” and leifr“descendent”.
  • Quenya: Atarindyo (atar+indyo = father, forebear+descendant, grandchild)

Atarindyo


Oliver

  • From: Norman French name Olivier based on Germanic Alfher or Old Norse Áleifr. Variants include: Olivier, Olivér, Ólafur, Oliviero, Olaf, Álvaro, etc.
  • Meaning: Alfher is composed by the elements alf “elf” and hari “army, warrior”. For Áleifr, check Olaf entry here. The name Oliver is also associated with Latin OLIVA “olive tree”.
  • Quenya: Eldohtaron (elda+ohtar+[on] = elf+warrior+[masculine names suffix]) OR Millaldo (millo+alda+[o] = oil+tree+[masculine names suffix])

Eldohtaron Millaldo


Olivia

  • From: William Shakespeare’s comedy “Twelfth Night” (1602). He may have based it on Oliver or Oliva.
  • Meaning: Check Oliver and Olaf entry here.
  • Quenya: Eldohtarië (elda+ohtar+[ië] = elf+warrior+[feminine names suffix]) OR Millaldë (millo+alda+[ë] = oil+tree+[feminine names suffix]

Eldohtarië Millaldë


Ophelia

  • From: Greek οφελος (ophelos)
  • Meaning: Help
  • Quenya: Manyë (manya+[ë] = vb. to help+[feminine names suffix])



Oriana

  • From: Italian feminine name possibly derived from Latin AVRVM or from its derivatives in Spanish oro or French or.
  • Meaning: Gold, golden
  • Quenya: Maltië (malta+[ië] = n. gold i.e. the metal+[feminine names suffix]) or Laurië (laurë+[ië] = n. gold i.e. not the metal, but the colour+[feminine names suffix])

Maltië Laurië

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Osama

  • From: Variant of Arabic أسامة  (Usamah)
  • Meaning: Lion
  • Quenya: Rá (rá = lion)





Oscar

  • From: Possibly derived from Gaelic words os cara or from Old English name Osgar (and its Old Norse cognate Ásgeirr) which is composed of the elements os gar.
  • Meaning: In Gaelic ‘os’ means ‘deer’ and ‘cara’ means ‘lover’. In Old English, ‘os’ means ‘god’ and ‘gar’ means ‘spear’
  • Quenya: Lammandil (laman+[-ndil] = n. animal (four-footed beast)+[‘lover of, friend of’ suffix] OR Eruehton (Eru+ehtë+[on] = God+n. spear+[masculine names suffix]

Lammandil Eruehton


Oswald

  • From: Old English elements os and weald
  • Meaning: Os means ‘god’ and weald means ‘rule’
  • Quenya: Erutur (Eru+turë = God+to rule, to govern)




Otávio

  • From: Brazilian Portuguese form of OCTAVIVS, Roman family name from Latin OCTAVVS
  • Meaning: Eighth
  • Quenya: Toltëo (toltëa+[0] = eighth+[masculine names suffix])




Owen

  • From: Probably derived from Owain a Welsh form of Eugene (coming from Greek  Ευγενιος); or it may come from the  Irish name Eoghan with roots on the Welsh word eoghunn.
  • Meaning: Greek ευγενης (eugenes) means “well born”, Eoghan means “born from the yew tree” and eoghunn means ‘youth’. All of them related to ‘being born’.
  • Quenya: Mainóno (mai+nóna+[o] = well+born+[masculine names suffix]) or Tussanóno (tussa+nóna+[o] = bush+born+[masculine names suffix]) NOTE: There is no specific word for ‘yew’ in Quenya, so I just used the word tussa as an adaptation, bearing in mind the shape yew tress often develop. Here any word related to tree like “alda” or “ornë” may apply.

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