Uthman (name)

Rashidun Caliph Uthman ibn Affan - عثمان بن عفان ثالث الخلفاء الراشدين.svg
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Uthman name
Pronunciation Uthman (Arabic: عثمان)
Osman (Turkic)
Usman (Persian, Urdu)
Osman (Bosnian)
Gender Male
Word/name Semitic (Arabic)
Meaning Arabic: Wise,
Most powerful
Region of origin Arabia (Middle East)

Uthman (also spelled Othman, Arabic: عثمان‎ ʿuthmān) is a male Arabic given name[1] with the general meaning of "wise, most powerful, intuitive" and it is popular as a male given name among Muslims. It is also transliterated as Osman or Usman, in Persian, Bosnian, Turkish, Urdu and in some Arabic dialects, as there is either no /θ/ sound or the character ⟨⟩ is pronounced differently in those languages. It is also used as surname. It is also a less common name of German origins.[2]

Given name

The following people share this name:

Middle name
Surname and others


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

See also


  1. ^ Origin of the name USMAN Names
  2. ^ German name Othman Baby Names Archived April 21, 2012, at the Wayback Machine