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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 2015: #181

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), Isaac, Madison, Hammerstein, Peterson, de la Renta, the Academy Award, and the Grouch.

Oscar is currently the Number 4 name in Sweden and 8th in England. On Nameberry, it's been promoted to Number 22.

Famous People Named Oscar

Oscar-Claude Monet, painter
Oscar Wilde, Irish writer
Oscar Niemeyer, Brazilian Modernist architect
Oscar Hammerstein II, American lyricist
Oscar de la Hoya, American boxer
Oscar Peterson, Canadian jazz pianist
Oscar II, King of Sweden
Oscar Isaac (Hernandez), Guatemalan-American actor
Oscar de la Renta, Dominican fashion designer
Óscar Hernández, Spanish tennis player
Oscar Robertson, American basketball player
Óscar Freire, Spanish cyclist
Oscar Griffiths, son of actress Gillian Anderson
Oscar Maximillian, son of Australian actor Hugh Jackman
Oscar Garcia-Lopez, American designer & contestant on TV's "Under the Gunn"
Prince Oscar Carl Olof of Sweden, Duke of Skåne
Óscar Albeiro Figueroa Mosquera, Colombian weightlifter

Pop Culture References for the name Oscar

Oscar, nickname of the Academy Award
Oscar the Grouch, Muppet on TV's "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, character in movie "Ghostbusters II"
Oscar Martinez, character on US TV series "The Office"
Oscar Bluth, George Bluth's twin brother on "Arrested Development"
Oscar Madison, character in "The Odd Couple"
"Oscar," 1991 movie
Oscar, catfish in animated series "Fish Hooks"
Oscar, character on Nickelodeon's "True Jackson VP"

Oscarito, Osqui, Osquitar, Ozcar

Oscar's International Variations

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