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””

ENGLISH:

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

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