Popularity:412
Origin:Irish
Meaning:God spear; Deer-lover; Champion warrior
Rooted in Irish culture and folklore, Oscar is a boy's name that means "God spear," "deer-lover," or "champion warrior." The name derives from the Gaelic elements os, meaning "deer," and car, meaning "loving," and he was one of the mightiest warriors to come from Irish legends. Though an Irish name through and through, Oscar is thought to have Norse and English roots and is a variation of the Old Norse name Ásgeirr. Oscar's lineage extends much farther than this, however, as he shares his title with icons Wilde, Isaac, and de la Renta. Oscar also fights for the crown in Hollywood, as he shares his name with the most coveted award in the film industry. A top name that's anchored by legends, literature, and the elite, Oscar is set to spearhead change.

Famous People Named Oscar

Wondering who else shares this name? Check out these well known people who made this baby name famous.
  • Oscar de la Hoya
    Boxer
  • Oscar de la Renta
    Fashion Designer
  • Oscar Peterson
    Musician
  • Oscar Robertson
    Basketball Player
  • Oscar Wilde
    Author, Poet, Writer
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