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Gender: male
Pronunciation: OS-kahr, OSS-ker, OZ-kar, OS-ker, AHS-kur
Meaning: lover of deer, beloved of deer, divine spear, Gods spear, jumping fighter, accurate spearsman
Related Names: Oscar, Oscer, Oskar, Osker, Ossie, Ozzy

Length: 5 Gender: {{#if male



Rank in 2000s: 119


Name: oscar Origin: English,,, Gaelic,, Meaning (no case): lover of deer, beloved of deer, divine spear, god’s spear, jumping fighter, accurate spearsman



The name Oscar is derived from the Old English “Osgar” meaning “spear of God,” which is a combination of “os” meaning “a God” and “gar” meaning “spear.” Additionally, in Ireland, Oscar meaning “friend of deer” derived from the Gaelic “os” meanig “a deer” and “cara” meaning “friend.” In Gaelic, it also means “champion” or “warrior.” Oscar is also an Irish mythological name belonging to the warrior son of Oisin.


According to the 1990 United States Census, Oscar ranked as the 151st most popular male first name, the 4,120th most popular female first name and the 13,443rd most popular last name. In the United States, the name ranked in the Top 1,000 most popular boys' names every decade since 1880.

United States Popularity of the boy's name Oscar in the 21st Century.

  • Year: 2006 Rank:118th
  • Year: 2005 Rank:116th
  • Year: 2004 Rank:123rd
  • Year: 2003 Rank:121st
  • Year: 2002 Rank:117th
  • Year: 2001 Rank:117th
  • Year: 2000 Rank:123rd

In 2007, the popularity of the boy’s name Oscar ranked 37th in Australia, 18th in Denmark and 4th in Sweden. In Sweden, the name has ranked in the Top 25 most popular boys' names each year in the 21st century, through 2007.

Sweden Popularity of the boy's name Oscar in the 21st Century.

  • Year: 2007 Rank:4th
  • Year: 2006 Rank:16th
  • Year: 2005 Rank:16th
  • Year: 2004 Rank:18th
  • Year: 2003 Rank:22nd
  • Year: 2002 Rank:14th
  • Year: 2001 Rank:16th
  • Year: 2000 Rank:18th


  • February 3rd is celebrated in France in honor of the name Oscar.


  • "Oscar” is the name given to the Academy Awards doled out by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences on a yearly basis.
  • "Oscar the Grouch” is a green creature, who lives in a trash can, in the children’s show “Sesame Street.”
  • "OSCAR" is an acronym for "Orbital Satellite Carrying Amateur Radio" and for "Online System for Court Attendance Reservations" in the Canadian judicial system.




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Author: Rich Kachold

Facts about OscarRDF feed
Gender male  +
Length 5  +
Meaning lover of deer, beloved of deer, divine spear, God’s spear, jumping fighter, accurate spearsman  +
Meaningnc lover of deer, beloved of deer, divine spear, god’s spear, jumping fighter, accurate spearsman  +
Name oscar  +
Origin English  +, and Gaelic  +
Popularity 2  +
Pronunciation OS-kahr, OSS-ker, OZ-kar, OS-ker, AHS-kur  +
Rank in 2000s 119  +
Related Oscar  +, Oscer  +, Oskar  +, Osker  +, Ossie  +, and Ozzy  +
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