Oden Family History
Oden Name Meaning
North German and Dutch: patronymic from the personal name Odo (see Otto ) or possibly a metronymic from Oda a feminine form of the name. Swedish (Odén): ornamental name composed of an unexplained first element + the adjectival suffix -én a derivative of Latin -enius ‘relating to’. English (of Norman origin): from the Old French personal name Odin either a shortened form of Old French Odouin (ancient Germanic Audowin composed of the elements aud- ‘prosperity wealth’ + win- ‘friend’) or a pet form of ancient Germanic Odo a short form of names beginning with Aud- + the hypocoristic suffix -in. English (of Norman origin): variant of Othen from a Middle English personal name Othin Odin. It probably represents Anglo-Scandinavian Othin or Ōthin Old Norse Authun or Authin Øthin Odhin Ǿthæn (of uncertain interpretation).
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022