The name Oscar is a boy's name of English, Irish origin meaning "God spear, or deer-lover or champion warrior". Oscar is ranked #176 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Antique Baby Names Back in Style and discussed in our forums with posts like "Pick 5 (BOYS)".
From the experts:
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 1 name in Sweden and 10th in England. On Nameberry, it's been promoted to Number 21.
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