Uthman (name)

Uthman (Arabic: عثمان, romanizedʿUthmān), also spelled Othman, is a male Arabic given name[1] with the general meaning of "wise, most powerful, intuitive". It is popular as a male given name among Muslims. It is also transliterated as Osman or Usman, particularly when the name occurs in languages which either have no /θ/ sound or where the character ⟨⟩ is pronounced differently, such as Persian, Bosnian, Turkish, and Urdu, as well as some Arabic dialects.

Rashidun Caliph Uthman ibn Affan - عثمان بن عفان ثالث الخلفاء الراشدين.svg
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Uthman name
PronunciationUthman (Arabic: عثمان)
Osman (Turkic)
Usman (Persian, Urdu)
Osman (Bosnian)
Word/nameSemitic (Arabic)
MeaningArabic: Wise,
Region of originArabia (Middle East)

Originally the name often occurred as a nasab (an Arabic patronymic) in the names of children of people called Uthman, as in 'Ibn Uthman' ('Son of Uthman') or 'Bint Uthman' ('Daughter of Uthman'). From there, it also developed into a surname.

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  • Othman, a fictional historical character in the Christopher Paolini book Inheritance.

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