osten boy

First name origin & meaning:

German: East

First name variations: Ostin, Ostyn

Last name origins & meanings:

  1. German: mainly a topographic name derived from German Ost(en) ‘east’, but in some cases a shortened form of von der Osten, also a topographic name meaning ‘from the Oste river’, a name borne by an old Pomeranian noble family.
  2. German: habitational name from any of several places so named in northern Germany.
  3. Dutch: patronymic from a Germanic personal name Austa, meaning ‘eastern’.
  4. Swedish (Östén, Östen): ornamental name from öst ‘east’ + the common surname suffix -én, from Latin -enius.
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