Oscar

Pronunciation: o-hska-hr
Origin: Spain
gender-male
Author

Emmy Samtani

Emmy Samtani

Emmy is the founder of Kiindred and mother to 3 little ones. Over the last 4 years, she has worked with some of the most credible experts in the parenting space and is a keen contributor on all things parenthood.
Region Origin: Western Europe

Oscar is a boy's name rooted in Irish culture and folklore, with meanings that include "God spear," "deer-lover," and "champion warrior". The name derives from the Gaelic elements "os," meaning "deer," and "car," meaning "loving". In Scandinavia, the elements "os" and "gear" also mean "god's spear". The name Oscar is also a variant of the name Osgar, which is derived from the Old English elements "os," meaning "god," and "gar," meaning "spear". The origin of the name Oscar can be traced back to Irish mythology, where it is associated with the grandson of the hero Fionn mac Cumhaill and the poet Oisín. The name has been popularized in various forms throughout history, including the name Ásgeirr in Old Norse, which may have been introduced to Ireland by Viking invaders and settlers. Oscar is also associated with several well-known personalities, such as Oscar Wilde, an Irish writer, poet, and playwright. Today, the name Oscar is popular in various countries, including the United States, and is associated with the prestigious Academy Awards, also known as the Oscars.

Oscar Name Popularity Data

chat-overall Overall: Oscar is currently #46 on Kiindred
gender-female Boy: Oscar is currently #46 on Kiindred Boy Names
gender-male Overall Unique: Oscar is currently #45 on Kiindred Unique Names
gender-male Boy Unique: Oscar is currently #45 on Kiindred Boy Unique Names

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