Names and first names
Origin of the name OSWALD
- (Sax.) From hus, a house, and wald, a ruler a house-ruler or steward; a king of Northumberland.
- Local. A contraction of Haledon, a place in Northumberland, England, from the Saxon halig, holy, and dun, a hill; a place where Oswald got the victory of Cadwallader, the Briton, and from this circumstance was called the Holy Hill, and also the Heavenly Field.