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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 I (Joseph François Oscar Bernadotte) and Oscar II (Oscar Fredrik), Kings of Sweden
(Oscar-)Claude Monet, French painter
Oscar Fingall O'Flaherty Wills Wilde, Irish novelist and playwright
Oscar Ribeiro de Almeida Niemeyer, Brazilian Modernist architect
Oscar Greeley Clendenning Hammerstein II, American lyricist
Oscar de la Hoya, American boxer
Oscar Leonard Carl Pistorius, South African sprinter
Oscar Emmanuel Peterson, Canadian jazz pianist
Oscar Isaac (Hernandez), Guatemalan-American actor
Oscar Arístides de la Renta, Dominican fashion designer
Óscar Hernandez, Spanish tennis player
Oscar Robertson, American basketball player
Óscar Freire, Spanish cyclist
Oscar Garcia-Lopez, American designer & contestant on TV's "Under the Gunn"
Oscar Carl Olof, Prince of Sweden, Duke of Skåne
Óscar Albeiro Figueroa Mosquera, Colombian weightlifter
Oscar Birdsall (b. 1988), son of actors Gwyneth Strong and Jesse Birdsall
Oscar Mikael Bolyos (b. 1996), son of singers Marie Fredriksson and Mikael Bolyos
Oscar Griffiths, son of actress Gillian Anderson
Oscar Maximillian Jackman, son of Australian actor Hugh Jackman
Oscar Crochu (b. 2003), son of tennis player Alexandra Fusai and David Crochu
Oscar (b. 2001), son of model Esther De Jong
Oscar Dylan Judd (b. 2011), son of model Rebecca Judd and footballer Chris Judd
Oscar William King (b. 2009), son of footballer Steven King
Oscar Sampson (b. 2006), son of TV presenter Kirsty Gallacher and Paul Sampson
Oscar John Pryor (b. 2010), son of radio and TV personality Jono Pryor
Oscar Noxon, son of TV producer Jenji Kohan and Christopher Noxon
Oscar Bruel (b. 2003), son of singer/actor Patrick Bruel
Oscar Holly Marmet (b. 2016), son of actress Robin Tunney
Oscar Morales, YouTube Star
Oscar Vai To'elau Kightley, Samoan-born New Zealand actor, television presenter, and writer

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"
Oscar Pine, character in the web series "RWBY"
Oscar François de Jarjayes or Lady Oscar, the main character in "The Rose of Versailles" anime and manga

Oscarito, Osqui, Osquitar, Ozcar

Oscar's International Variations

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