Origin:British
Popularity:369
Meaning:spear of the gods
“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

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  • 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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