Oscar

Gender:boy

Meaning:divine spear

Origin:English

Pronunciation:oss car

Variations:-Coming Soon-

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About Oscar

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Oscar is a traditional name with a strong meaning, perfect for any baby boy with an equally strong personality – or for parents who hope their son will become a future leader!

Detailed Meaning

The name Oscar was originally used in James Macpherson’s poems, which inspired Napoleon to name his godson Oskar. This is how the former King of Sweden came to have an English name.

Famous People With This Name

Oscar is the name of two separate kings of Sweden, Oscar de la Renta is a famous fashion designer, Oscar Hammerstein I and II were two of the most influential people in the theatre world and Oscar Wilde is one of the most famous writers in the world.

Possible Nicknames

This is a name that is rather difficult to make a nickname for. Perhaps Os or Car could work, but both of the sound quite strange.

Related Names

A related name is Oskar, which is merely the Scandinavian spelling of the name Oscar and means the same thing.

Stories Featuring This Name

There are characters named Oscar featured in Arrested Development, Seasame Street, Hey Arnold!, The Office, Prison Break, EastEnders and Hollyoaks.

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