The name Oswald is primarily a male name of English origin that means God Rule.
Famous Oswalds include Oswald Mosley, UK politician (1896-1980); Oswald Avery, American physician who identified DNA as the material that
made up genes and chromosomes; and Lee Harvey Oswald, assassin of U.S. president John Kennedy.
Oswald is also a safety-conscious but fun-loving cartoon octopus who has a dog named Weenie. "Oswald the Lucky Rabbit" is a Disney character created in 1927.