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Oberon

Oberon Meaning and Origin

Oberon is a boy’s name of German origin, meaning “noble and bear-like.” The name Oberon has various linguistic origins. It is derived from the Germanic name “Alberich,” which means “elf ruler” or “ruler of the supernatural beings.” Over time, the name evolved into Oberon, possibly influenced by the French term “Auberon” or “Oberon,” meaning “noble bear.” William Shakespeare popularized the name Oberon through his play “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” believed to have been written around the year 1595. The character of Oberon has become an iconic figure in literature and theater, representing the enchanting and supernatural aspects of fantasy. Oberon is also associated with the moon of Uranus, which was discovered by William Herschel in 1787. This moon was named Oberon in reference to the fairy king character from Shakespeare’s play. 

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