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Gender: M Meaning of Oscar: "God spear, or deer-lover or champion warrior" Origin of Oscar: English or Irish Oscar's Popularity in 2013: #178

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Oscar, a round and jovial choice, is a grandpa name that's fast taking over from such urban trendies as Max and Sam. Actors Hugh Jackman and Gillian Anderson chose Oscar for their sons.

In Irish legend, Oscar was one of the mightiest warriors of his generation, the son of Ossian and the grandson of Finn Mac Cumhaill (MacCool). In addition to being a Swedish royal name, Oscar has been especially popular with Latino families.

Famous Oscars include Wilde (whose given name was Fingal), Madison, Hammerstein, Peterson, de la Renta, the Academy Award, and the Grouch.

Oscar is currently the Number 3 name in Sweden.

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Famous People Named Oscar

Oscar Wilde, Irish writer
Oscar Niemeyer, Brazilian Modernist Architect
Oscar Isaac (Hernandez), Guatemalan-American actor
Oscar de la Renta, Dominican fashion designer
Oscar Pistorius, Paralympian
Oscar Griffiths, son of actress Gillian Anderson
Oscar Maximillian, son of Australian actor Hugh Jackman
Oscar Garcia-Lopez, designer & contestant on "Under the Gunn"

Pop Culture References for the Name Oscar

Oscar, nickname of the Academy Award
Oscar the Grouch of "Sesame Street"
Oscar, minor character on AMC's "The Walking Dead"
Oscar Zoroaster Phadrig Isaac Norman Henkel Emmannuel Ambroise Diggs, the real name of the character that becomes the Wizard of Oz
Baby Oscar in Ghostbusters II
Oscar Martinez from NBC's "The Office"
Oscar Bluth, George Bluth's twin brother on "Arrested Development"
Oscar Madison, character on The Odd Couple

Oscarito, Osqui, Osquitar, Ozcar

Oscar's International Variations

Okko, Oskari (Finnish) Osckar, Oskar (German) Oszkar (Hungarian) Osgar (Scottish Gaelic)