Osman is the Turkish and Kurdish form of Uthman, an Arabic male name meaning “baby bustard” (bustards are large terrestrial birds that live in dry grasslands and steppes). Osman I was the founder of the Ottoman Empire.

Osman is also a surname- a Turkish surname originating from the given name, but it’s also an English surname, a variant of Anglo-Saxon Osmær meaning “god + fame”, made up of Old English os (god) and maer (fame), though it may also be a variant of Osmond “god + protection”.

Origin: Arabic; Proto-Indo-European

Meaning: “baby bustard”; also an English surname “god + fame” or “god + protection”

Usage: Turkish, Kurdish, English


  • Uthman (Arabic)
  • Othman (Arabic, Malay)
  • Usman (Urdu)
  • Ousmane (Western African)
  • Cismaan (Eastern African, Somali)
  • Cusmaan (Eastern African, Somali)
  • Osmær (Anglo-Saxon)
  • Osmond (Anglo-Saxon, English)


Asim عاسم is an Arabic male name meaning “protector”, as well as also being an Arabic surname originating from the given name.

Asim असीम is also an Indian male name meaning “boundless, limitless, endless” which derives from Sanskrit, made up of negative prefix a-(अ-) and sima सीम (limit, border).

Origin: Arabic; Sanskrit

Meaning: “protector” in Arabic; “boundless, limitless, endless” in Sanskrit

Usage: Arabic, Indian, Hindi, Bengali


  • Assem (Arabic)
  • Aseem (Indian, Hindi)

Female forms:

  • Asima (Indian, Hindi, Arabic)


Ander is the Basque form of Andrew, itself the English form of Ancient Greek Andreas meaning “man, manly” via aner ᾰ̓νήρ (man) derived from a PIE root word.

Ander could also be used as a nickname for Alexander, the Latinized form of Ancient Greek Alexandros meaning “defending men” or “defender of men” from Ancient Greek elements alexo (to guard, protect, defend) and aner (man), both of which derive from a PIE origin.

Ander is also a Scandinavian surname, a shortened form of Andersson/Andersen, a patronymic surname meaning “son of Andrew”.

Origin: Proto-Indo-European

Meaning: the Basque form of Andrew “man, manly”; could also be used as a nickname for Alexander “defending men” or “defender of men”; also a shortened form of Scandinavian surname Andersson/Andersen “son of Andrew”

Usage: Basque, English, Scandinavian



  • Andreas (Ancient Greek, Greek, German, Swedish Norwegian, Danish, Dutch, Welsh, English)
  • Anders (Swedish, Norwegian, Danish)
  • Andrew (English)
  • André (French, German, Dutch, Portuguese)
  • Andries (Dutch)
  • Andras (Welsh)
  • Andre (French, English, African American)
  • Deandre (African American, English)
  • Andrei (Romanian, Russian, Belarusian, Bulgarian)
  • Andrey (Russian, Belarusian, Bulgarian)
  • Andriy (Ukrainian)
  • Andreu (Catalan)
  • Andrej (Slovene, Czech, Slovak, Croatian, Serbian, Macedonian)
  • Andraž (Slovene)
  • Ondřej (Czech)
  • Ondrej (Slovak)
  • Andrija (Croatian, Serbian)
  • Andreja (Serbian)
  • Andro (Croatian, Georgian)
  • Andria (Corsican, Sardinian, Georgian)
  • Andres (Estonian)
  • Andrus (Estonian)
  • Anti (Estonian)
  • Antero (Finnish)
  • Andor (Hungarian)
  • András (Hungarian)
  • Endre (Hungarian)
  • Andrés (Spanish, Icelandic)
  • Aindréas (Irish)
  • Aindriú (Irish)
  • Andrea (Italian)
  • Andrejs (Latvian)
  • Andris (Latvian, Hungarian)
  • Andrius (Lithuanian)
  • Anaru (Maori)
  • Andrzej (Polish)
  • Jędrzej (Polish)
  • Ándaras (Sami)
  • Aindrea (Scottish)