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Popularity Over Time: How Many Boys Have Been Named Ocie
This chart illustrates how many Boys were named Ocie in the U.S. since 1880.
A few facts about the boy's name Ocie:
Records indicate that 1,020 boys in the United States have been named Ocie since 1880.
The greatest number of people were given this name in 1919, when 67 people in the U.S. were given the name Ocie. Those people are now 99 years old.
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Comments about the name Ocie
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26 Positive Comments
"My Name is Ocie, born 1966, named after my Grandfather." Aug. 2, 2018:
"My brother's name is Ocie. He was named after his grandfather, who was named after HIS grandfather. Old family name. The original Ocie was born in 1870s Alabama. Their middle name is Columbus, so O.C. initials as well as Ocie first name, pronounced the same." Aug. 14, 2017:
"I am a man and Mother named me after my respective grandfathers, Ocie and Carl. "Ocie" is pronounced "oh-sy" (with a long "o", short "i", silent "e"). When I was a child, people ordinarily called me "OC". My mother once said that it never occurred to her that my first name would be confused with my initials, since her father was always called "Oh-sy". He was of Bavarian ancestry and from the southern US. By all account, the name is common among certain ethnic groups of unrelated origin.
(1) Scandinavian: Ocie is common in Denmark; "Oce" is the Swedish version; "Aase" (pronounced "ossy") is the Norwegian version.
(2) Semitic: according to an antrhopologist whom I once met, Ocie is found among many groups in the Muddle East, including Arabs and the ancient Hebrews. (If memory serves, it is given in the Old Testament as the name of the scribe of Jeremiah.) He also said that is why it is common among the Muslim tribes of West Africa, from whom slaves were taken by coastal tribes armed by the Portuguese with muskets. So, in the USA, it is most often given to African American men and women.
(4) India: according to a fellow from India whom I met, there is a very large ethnic group in Gujarat in which 10% of the men are named Ocie. I forgot to ask the name of the group. :-(
(5) Before I read some of the remarks here, I never heard of an association of the name "Ocie" with the name of the Seminole chief Osceola. But I suppose that in Oklahoma, anything is possible. :-)
Enjoy!" Jul. 4, 2015:
"My great-grandfather (1889) was known by O.C..
My grandfather changed the initials to Ocie for his son, my uncle(1962).
And 3 days ago the name was passed down to my grandson(2014).
Proud family name simply for the great men who've borne it." Aug. 26, 2014:
"Hello, my name is actually Ocielia. (Pronounched oh-SEE-lee-yuh)I was named after my late grandmother, Ocie Bell. I am an African-American female, born in the early 80s. I never discovered the origin of my grandmother's name, however this page has definitely been enlightening. I, too, love the uniqueness yet classic touch of my name!" May. 18, 2011:
"I was named after my mother Ocie and my grandmother always said she was part indian but have no proof she was from Ky.I hated the name when I was young as the kids teased me but now I have come to appreciate it..I never asked my mother wher the name came from." Mar. 19, 2011:
"MY NAME IS OCIE. I AM A 44YR AFRICAN FEMALE. I WAS NAMED AFTER MY GRANDMOTHER, SHE WAS NATIVE AMERICIAN AND AFRICAN AMERICIAN. I HAVE ALWAYS LOVED MY NAME. EVERYONE TELLS ME ITS A PRETTY NAME AND THAT i LOOK LIKE AN OCIE. MY DAUGHTER NAME IS OCIE ASWELL." Nov. 12, 2010:
"Ocie is the name of the yorkie dog i rescued four years ago. i was going to change her name but decided to keep it. she has a facebook page and will soon have books published about her adventures as Ocie The Rescue Puppy. I also have a friend who is a blacksmith and a minister and his name is Ocie." Sep. 27, 2010:
"Occie is my name. I ran across this page looking for the meaning of my name. Maybe there is a connection to Osceola but I am not sure. My grandfather and father are named Occie but no one has ever been able to tell me the origin of my name. I have not run across anyone with the same spelling. If there is any other information that anyone can provide I am sure that it will be a great help to those that visit this page." Aug. 30, 2010:
"My name is Ocie Bell, born in Texas 1945. Name for an Aunt born in Newberry SC who died as an infant. It took me a while to appreciate the beauty of my unique name. glad to read of so many other Ocie..Oh, I am female" Jul. 27, 2010:
"Im researching my Indian roots, my grt grt grd mother was ociena called ocie...we were told she was Lumbee born in Ga. still searching....the man she married I have confirmed his Creek roots on the Guion miller rolls." Apr. 1, 2010:
"Hi I am an Asian male & my name is Ocie. Its actually a rare or rather unheard name in Asia. Whenever I introduce myself, people will find it very unusual. Its good to know that there are alot of Ocie around!! I have never met another Ocie before but I have made friends of the name Ocie in Facebook. :)" Feb. 2, 2010:
"I am a 60 yr old Cherokee mixed blood Native American female. My paternal grandmother, Ocie, was 1/2 Cherokee, and this is the name my Father chose for me. He told me that it was an Indian name, but as a child I did not use it due to the ridicule of ignorant and disrespectful people. When I became of age, and the "drums" were calling, I searched for my other Cherokee family, which I found. I am very proud of my name and heritage and I use my first name "Ocie" in every aspect of life. I am told today, that it is a beautiful and interesting name. In Native American, it means "Black drink Crier", and the most famous Osceola (Ocie), was a Seminole/Creek Chief. Wado, Ocie from KY" Dec. 27, 2009:
"My name is Ocie, named after my Father. I am not sure what origin it comes from however my family is afro american but grandfather looks indian and has indian in his blood" Oct. 27, 2009:
"My grandfather, father, brother and nephew are named Ocie. I think it is a cool name. I have never met another one. In my opinion they are pretty cool men too!" Feb. 8, 2009:
"I'm an Ocie (pronounced O C with emphasis on the O). My father is an Ocie as was his father and I named my son Ocie as well. My family is from the south (Louisiana) and I thought it started as initials (O.C.) that somehow became a name." Dec. 31, 2008:
"hey, my name is Ocie,im female, 21 yrs old n im Indonesian..
Actually my real name is Yosi and Ocie is my nick name..
I love my name because its rare.." Dec. 28, 2008:
"my name is Ocie Dale and i was named after my dad! i have never met anyone with the same name.. well except my dad! but i think it is a VERY Unique name i love my name and would never change it for the world! i just wish i knew the meaning of it! any my myspace is www.myspace.com/menefield" Dec. 13, 2008:
"It's off the chart yo!
-Boozin Allen Passed out Hamilton" Nov. 6, 2008:
"My Name is ocie Pronuced Ocee I just found out it come from an indian cheif named Osceola and it means running water" May. 16, 2008:
"this is my name. I hate my name, but at the same time I like it too. the correct way to say this name is o cie. i have never meet anyone with this name." Oct. 2, 2007:
"I associate Ocie with my grandfather; a WWII veteran and life long politician in a small country town." Sep. 23, 2007:
"my name is ocie and I love my name. I wish I knew were my name came from. oh ya I'm a female 25 yrs old." Jun. 9, 2007:
"My great-grandmother's name is spelled "Oca" but is pronounced "O-C". She told me that her father picked the name but misspelled it. This is the only place I've been able to find what I assume is the correct spelling. Does anyone know the origin of the name? I've been told it's Native American. Any thoughts on spelling the name correctly (Ocie) or incorrectly (Oca) if I pass it on?" Jan. 24, 2007:
"My mother's name was Ocie. Everyone had great respect for her. Miss Ocie or Miss O was her name in the neighborhood. You must admit it is an unusual name--there was no one else around with the name Ocie that we were aware of. I just read in a book about an indian years ago whose name was Ocie Bluefeather. Ocie could be a Native American name. Also, I did not realize Ocie could be a name for a male or female. My mom originally was born in Georgia, but came to the state of Maryland when she was 16. She died on June 11, 2004 at the age of 77." Jul. 12, 2006:
"Ocie is my name. People always say "Wow" cool name. I have not heard that before. I like my name but I would like to find out what it means....
Some people say...."Ocie?" "My great aunt name is Ocie." Or..."My grandfather's name was Ocie."
By the way, I am from Alabama too--but I am not old." Jun. 15, 2005:
22 Neutral Comments
"My name is ocie I was checking this site to find out what it mean because iam often ask that and the only thing I can say is I don't know, my mother who is a black American an so am I name me that in 1950 and I name my son Osei who is a famous African king whose feet never touched the ground he was carried every where, I've meet several Ocie before in Atlanta, GA. Iam 66yrs young and I love hearing my called, most women I've dated thinks it has a sexy pronunciation, I just like it because it's strong and different." Apr. 23, 2016:
"I named my son Ocie. It was his dads name and his grandfather's name. They are originally from Ravens Croft tenn. It was a mining town that no longer exists. They said it was Cherokee but i can't find any info to substantiate the claim. Does anyone else out there of cherokee decent have this name?" Sep. 2, 2014:
"My name is Ocie. named after my uncle that died before my time. Named by my grandmother. didn't always like it but grew to appreciate it with great pride . I'm African American born in Oklahoma in 1967. Didn't name any of my kids my name but wish I had. I've met two other people with the same name. All female's." Aug. 14, 2013:
"I have an Aunt Ocie born in Mingo County, WV who was named after her Aunt Ocie. Ancestors from eastern Kentucky and southwestern West Virginia." May. 7, 2012:
"Ocie. Meaning running water. I am female. Like others pewhen I was in school. Some would kid me about the name. I now feel privileged to have the name."" Jul. 26, 2011:
"When I was a kid in Indiana (in the 50's), a (male) farmer who lived nearby was named Ocie. I would guess that he was born around 1900. His name was pronounced "OH-see," but the first time I ever knew how it was spelled was when I read his obituary." Jan. 13, 2011:
"The gentleman that served me my dinner last night was named Ocie. He only knew that he was named for his father. He did not know what the name meant. He told me to "Google it", so I did! Thanks Ocie, for another learning experience, and for your kindness." Dec. 14, 2010:
"My name is Ocie. I am 16 and a female. I was named after my Great- Grandma. she was native american but we don't know what kind. i've never known what my name means or met another Ocie before." Jun. 18, 2010:
"My father's name was Ocie. The origin of the name is African (from the Fante nation/ethnic-group/tribe now found in the modern nation of Ghana, in West Africa (most African American's ancestors came from West Africa). The name means noble or honorable. It is pronounced the same (Oh-see) in Africa as in the US, but is usually spelled Osei in Africa today. Once the name was introduced to the Southern US however, many people of non-African origin adopted the name as a variant of somewhat similar names from other areas. Purportedly there is the name Ossie existing as a variant of the Old-English Oscar for example. To give another example of this sort of spillover, there is the name Jack, most likely derived from the name Jacques (French) and Jock (Scottish). Jack may be linked to Jake, and derived from the Hebrew Jacob, but it is commonly treated as if it is interchangeable with John, a separate name with Hebrew derivation. Just as someone may be named Jack in honor of a man named John, many people in Oklahoma have been named Ocie in honor of Osceola, the Seminole Chief. The actual meaning of the name Osceola is not actually clear, although the most popular modern scholarly theory is that the name derives from the combination of the Muscogee words asi, the ceremonial black drink made from the yaupon holly, and yahola, meaning shout or shouter. Other interpretations are in fact possible, and some connection to the Fante name is even possible, given the strong connections between the Seminole and Maroon (escaped African slaves and their decendents) communities. In fact, Osceola received this name as an adult, and his wife was from the Maroons. In any case, the specific form of the name Ocie is likely African, but its inspirations in melting-pot America are diverse." Sep. 9, 2009:
"I was born in Kentucky.When I left Ky. People in Ohio made fun of my name. When I moved to Oklahoma most people recognized it as an Indian
name.I became very proud of my name. I am female." Aug. 23, 2009:
"In my family Ocie is derived from Osceola, the great Seminole Indian chief. The fact that this name comes up a lot in connection with Oklahoma, where many Seminoles were imprisoned after the tragic forced migration from GA, FL called - "The Trail of Tears," furthers supports this notion. My friends call me "Oces" or "OC" or Ollie O. I did not like the name until I was old enough to appreciate the connection with Osceola; now I am very proud to be associated with such a determined and colorful people.And I think it helped me survive in Viet Nam, while many of my buddies hated the swamps and jungles I thrived in them.
Ollie Ocie" May. 26, 2009:
"My grandfather, father, and brother is named Ocie, and my son's middle name is Ocie. I am african american, but I have ancestors that are native american. I hope that this name continues on in the family." Nov. 22, 2008:
"My my name is Ocie I was named after my grandmother. Every one calls me Miss Ocie. I love my name and always have . People tell that its a pretty name and I look like an Ocie. So i guess thats a good thing." Jun. 12, 2008:
"My great grandmother was named Ocie. OCee if pronounced right. She was born in 1906 and died about 1 1/2 years ago. She was the only person I have ever known with this name but I would be honored to bare it." Apr. 22, 2008:
"My surname is O'Callaghan. As a nick-name I was given Ocie pronounced "Ocky". This came from the O'C at the beginning of O'Callaghan. I am from the Uk and did not know this was a "real" name." Mar. 24, 2007:
"My Mother was Ocie Lee Ellen Usher. She was named after her father's initials, O.C. , Orrin Chandler Usher. Also a lady known to them was called Ocie. Ocie was born in 1925." Aug. 22, 2006:
"This is my name, I am a 32 year old female. I was given this name because it was my Great Grandma's name. We all originated from Oklahoma. We pronounce it O.C. like the initials. Usually people pronounce it incorrectly. As a child I hated my name, I was constantly made fun of, but as an adult I love it." May. 7, 2006:
"My sister's name is Ocie we pronounce it ( OC).I never heard of it before she is only in her 20's." Apr. 8, 2006:
"i can only find that "Ocie" is a latin
I cannot find its meaning." Mar. 27, 2006:
"My daughter is named Ocie. We named her after her Great Grandmother. Often people spell it Ossie, and they most often think it is initials, O.C. The funniest thing is when my daughter says and then spells her name to someone on the phone. For instance, My name is Ocie - O c i e. Next thing something will come in the mail "Ocieocie". She loves her name, though, and I am glad about that. We have never met another Ocie." Mar. 26, 2006:
"I am helping a relative research her dad and his name was Ocie born in 1907, now deceased. Trying to find the origin and whether it is a nickname." Mar. 21, 2006:
"My father name is Ocie and I am trying to trace it's meaning and origin. He was born in Alabama in 1928. Does anyone have the answer to this?" May. 28, 2005:
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