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Oscar

spear of the gods
ORIGIN: British
POPULARITY: 325
“Oscar” may conjure images of little gold statuettes, but there's much more to the name than a coveted Hollywood award. In Irish mythology, Oscar is a fierce warrior much revered by his community. It’s no surprise, then, that the name is Gaelic for “spear of the Gods.” When Scottish poet James Macpherson included Oscar in his widely read early-19th-century work on Irish mythological heroes, the name became popular and spread throughout Europe. In modern times a few famous Oscars have fought for their place in history too, including Oscar Isaac of “Star Wars” fame and fashion legend Oscar de la Renta.

famous Oscars

Wondering who else shares this baby name? Check out these well known icons that made this baby name famous.
  • Oscar de la Renta
    Fashion Designer
  • Oscar Wilde
    Writer
  • Oscar de la Hoya
    Boxer

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