Ogden

The Meaning & Origin of the Name Ogden

Ogden is an English boy name, which has 5 letters.

Ogden is an English surname derived from a place name meaning “oak valley”. It can also be a given name derived from the surname referring to someone who has come from Ogden.

Pronuncation AHG-dun

Alternate Meaning From the valley of oaks

Origin or Current Usage English

Gender M

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Detailed Information About The Name Ogden

The name 'Ogden' is of English origin and has several possible meanings and origins. One possible meaning is derived from the Old Norse name 'Oddgeirr', where 'Odd' means "point of a weapon" and 'Geirr' means "spear", translating to "point of the spear". Another possible origin is from the Old English name 'Ocga', meaning "oak tree valley" or "oak hill valley". Additionally, 'Ogden' can be a habitational name denoting someone who lived near or in a place called Ogden, which is derived from the Old English 'oak' and 'denu', meaning "valley of the oaks".

In terms of geographic distribution, the surname 'Ogden' is most commonly found in the United States and England. In the United States, the highest concentration of individuals with the last name 'Ogden' can be found in the states of Utah, Idaho, and New Hampshire. In England, 'Ogden' is most frequently found in the county of Lancashire.

The 'Ogden' surname has been present for centuries and has multiple variations and spellings, including 'Oggden' and 'Ogdon'. It can also be found in compound surnames like 'Ogden-Smith' or 'Ogden-Jones' where it is combined with other surnames to create hyphenated last names.

Throughout history, individuals with the name 'Ogden' have made notable contributions in various fields. For instance, Samuel Ogden was an English portrait painter in the 18th century, known for his skillful depictions of nobility and royalty. William Bramwell Ogden was an important figure in the development of Chicago, serving as its first mayor. Furthermore, in the realm of education, William Butler Ogden was a highly respected mathematician and professor at the University of California, Berkeley.

Overall, the name 'Ogden' carries an intriguing history and diverse origins, and its bearers have made significant contributions in different domains throughout the years.

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