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Pronunciation

ɔskər

Origin

English, Italian, Scandinavian, French, Dutch, Portuguese, Irish

Meaning

Oscar is a gentle friend, loosely interpreted from its Irish roots, where the name means “deer” and “friend.” This boy’s name has been bestowedupon many a Scandinavian royal, including a king, and no wonder, because in that part of the world, it means “divine spear.” Whatever the roots, Oscar Wilde’s mind and pen flourished under this name, while Oscar de la Renta’s clothes made the world a more beautiful place.

Rank in the year 2015

Oscar was ranked #320 in the most popular American names of 2015.

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