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Oscar Meaning


What does Oscar mean?

The name Oscar is of English origin.

The meaning of Oscar is "divine spear".

It is also of Celtic origin, where its meaning is "deer lover".

Oscar is generally used as a boy's name.

It consists of 5 letters and 2 syllables and is pronounced Os-car.

The Given Name Oscar

The animal name Oscar, has a wonderfully refined quality.

A name fit for a child full of sparkle and spirit, a little explorer.

A name that will flow off your tongue.

Oscar falls into the name categories animal, classic.

Some famous bearers of this name include: oscar Arias, and Oscar Charleston.

Oscar Popularity

In the U.S. in 2018, it ranked 206 in baby name popularity for boys with 1,945 occurrences. Less than 5 girls were given the name.

In contrast, the year before it ranked 192 in baby name popularity for boys with 2,043 occurrences. Less than 5 girls were given the name.

The trend's your friend. See how Oscar has changed in popularity since 1880 by visiting the Oscar Name Popularity Page.

Oscar Related Names

Variants of the name Oscar include Osckar.

The names Oke, Okey, Oskar, Oskari, Oskars, Osker, Oszkar are all forms of Oscar.

Famous Oscars

  • Oscar ~ Soccer Player, 1 storm
  • oscar Arias ~ Nobel Prize for Peace 1987
  • Oscar Charleston ~ Baseball Player
  • Oscar I ~ Swedish King (1844-1859)
  • Oscar II ~ Swedish King (1872-1907)
  • Oscar Robertson ~ Basketball Player
  • Oscar Ruggeri ~ Soccer Player
  • Oscar Wilde ~ Writer

Oscar Numerology

What will your new littleOscar be like?

It may all be in the numbers.

The numbers that make up your child's name.

Numerology may give you some insight.

Children named Oscar are often unselfish and lustrous but most of all they are read more >>

Oscar Name Fun

Would you like to fingerspell the name Oscar in American Sign Language?

Then just follow the diagram below.

Be creative with the name Oscar.

Just for fun, see the name Oscar in Hieroglyphics, learn about ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics and write a Hieroglyphic message.

Learn about nautical flags and see your name or message written in nautical flags, on the Oscar in Nautical Flags page.