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Origin of the name OTHMAN.
Etymology of the name OTHMAN.
Meaning of the baby name OTHMAN.


OTHMAN (عثمان).  Arabic name, meaning "baby bustard," a crane-like game bird. (Library of Universal Knowledge, v.11, 1881)

    Othman, Usman, or Osman, the 3d khalif of the Muhammadan Arabs.
    Othman, the founder of the Turkish empire, from his activity in warfare, was named Ilderim or Yelderm, signifying lightning.  He opposed Timur, who in 1403 defeated him at Angora, took him prisoner, and, according to report, confined him in an iron cage.  He died soon after.  The Turkish race, from Ertoghrul's son Othman, has been called the nation of the Ottoman Turks, and the Osmanli... (The Cyclopaedia of India and of Eastern and Southern Asia, Balfour, 1885)


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