Oisin

Meaning of the Irish name Oisin. Listen and learn how to pronounce Oisin so you can get the correct pronunciation for this Irish boy name.

MEANING: The son of the legendary warrior Fionn Mac Cool (read the legend) and the goddess Sive. His mother was turned into a deer by the Dark Druid and she reared him in the forest until he was seven years old. When Fionn was out hunting he found the child and recognising him as his son, gave him the name oisin””little deer.”” He is best remembered for his love for “”Niamh of the Golden Hair”” with whom he spent 300 years in Tir-na-nOg, (“”Land of Eternal Youth””) (read the legend). (Read the legend of Oisin and Niamh.) A very popular name again in Ireland.

GENDER: Boy | Male

IRISH NAME: Oisin

PRONUNCIATION: “”osh + een””

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AUDIO: (Listen to the late author Frank McCourt pronounce Oisin and read along with the meaning)

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Meaning "fair-haired," the name has been popular since the sixth century when St. Finbar came to an area of Cork that was being tormented by a serpent. The people begged him to do something to help them. One night he went to where the serpent was sleeping and sprinkled it with holy water. The angry serpent tore and devoured the land until she slithered into the sea at Cork Harbor. The track she left behind filled with water and became the River Lee and that’s why St. Finbar is the patron saint of Cork. It is said that the sun didn’t set for two weeks after Finbar’s death.