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Meaning of Oscar

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The name Oscar has the following meaning:

God' spear. Also means "deer lover" in Gaelic.
It is a male name, suitable for baby boys.


As a baby boy name, Oscar is currently a popular baby name, with a recent overall USA popularity ranking of 119 out of 1000 (source: 2000s U.S. Census).

In 2009, the name Oscar fell in popularity and moved down the USA Top 1000 charts in Year 2009, by 11 places. For the Year 2009, it ranked 131 in the Top 1000 charts.

The following chart shows the popularity of the name Oscar in the USA, over the past 100 years.
USA baby name statistics


The name Oscar is pronounced as os-kahr


Oscar originates from the English language.

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Related names

The following names are baby names related to Oscar and are suitable names for brothers and sisters of Oscar: Boys - Britton, Bud, Burleigh, Burley, Case, Coy, Dart, Ellsworth, Ernest, Ezell, Felton, General, Guss, Hoke, Irl, Irwin, Jefferson, Jerrell, Jett, Lawyer, Layton, Girls - Alvina, Arvilla, Delise, Fannie, Fanny, Fleta, Fonda, Heather, Jalyn, Janelle, Jaycee, Jazmyne, Leeann, Liana, Lorri, Marilyn, Maryellen, Melinda, Nautica, Queen, Serenity, Both genders - Aubrey, Broderick, Cassidy, Dorothy, Gay, Hunter, Infant, Larry, Lisa, London, Merritt, Paisley, Shelby, Tracy, Tyler


Popular Variants for the name Oscar: Oscarito, Oscer, Osckar, Oscker, Oskar, Osker, Ossie, Oszcar, Oszkar, Ozzy


We think the name Oscar should fall under the following style category: Traditional.

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Based on our research, most people would imagine a person with the name Oscar to be: Funny and carefree chap

In one word, you might describe Oscar as a(n) "carefree" person.

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Famous persons

The names of some famous persons by the name Oscar (or its variants) are:

Oscar Arias Sánchez, born on 13 September, a famous president. Oscar Arias Sánchez's background: The current President of Costa Rica, a position he also held from 1986-1990. In 1987 he received the Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts to end civil wars then raging in several Central American countries. He is also a recipient of the Albert Schweitzer Prize for Humanitarianism and a trustee of the Economists for Peace and Security. In 2003, he was elected to the Board of Directors of the International Criminal Court's Trust Fund for Victims.

Oscar Littleton Chapman , born on 22 October, a famous politician. Oscar Littleton Chapman 's background: The United States Secretary of the Interior during the last three years of the Truman administration.

Oscar Palmer Robertson , born on 24 November, a famous basketballer. Oscar Palmer Robertson 's background: A former American NBA player with the Cincinnati Royals and the Milwaukee Bucks. He played the guard position, and was a twelve-time All-Star, eleven-time member of the All-NBA Team, and one-time winner of the MVP award in fourteen professional seasons.
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