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Oscar means "man of fire".
-- Anonymous User  2/20/2005
In CATALAN it is like in Spanish, but with an accent on the letter O: ÒSCAR.
-- Anonymous User  4/12/2005
This is a strong, robust name that has sadly begun to fall out of favor with modern parents.
-- Arrows  11/22/2005
Famous bearer: Oscar Wilde.
-- Anonymous User  12/13/2005
Oscar Schindler and Oscar-the-grouch, and the Academy Award are some other famous bearers.
-- Anonymous User  12/16/2005
Oscar is an Old English name that may derive from the Old Norse name Asgeirr which is composed of two words meaning "god" and "spear".
-- Anonymous User  2/7/2006
A wonderful name for a child with spirit.
-- Bex  2/16/2006
Oscar is the name of the dad in the animated series "The Proud Family."
-- Anonymous User  4/29/2006
There is the Oscars or the Academy Awards.
-- Tudor  6/14/2006
I really love this name. It's gorgeous, no? And it is an excellent name to make affectionate nicknames out of, easy to shorten. At the moment, it's a very, very popular name for pets. My own cat is named Oscar.
-- Anonymous User  8/3/2006
I think Oscar is a great name for a pet, especially a cat or dog. Not fond of it for a person though.
-- angelgurl  10/15/2006
Oscar the Grouch? I can't believe you guys forgot him. Yeah, this why I'd NEVER name my kid this.
-- xKatiex  11/29/2006
I did have an annoying little dog named Oscar at one point. But I still like this name for a boy! It's really cute, spirited, and fun!
-- Anonymous User  12/28/2006
Reminds me of Oscar the Grouch and I find it very unappealing.
-- Jasmine  2/28/2007
I think this name is nice, but due to association with Oscar the Grouch, I wouldn't use it because he loves garbage and garbage is gross.
-- CharlieRob  5/7/2007
For me this would just be a cute sort of name that one would associate with a furry pet or their great-grandfather, except for Oscar Wilde. He makes it awesome, somehow.
-- Anonymous User  6/9/2007
American actress Gillian Anderson & her boyfriend Mark Griffiths welcomed a son Oscar, he was born at 1st November 2006 in London.
-- Karcoolka  6/20/2007
This is the name of my brother, and I think it's a good name. It's actually one of the most popular names in Sweden, but most of the time spelled "Oskar" instead of "Oscar".
-- DoffeT  9/5/2007
A famous bearer is Oscar Madison from the Odd Couple.
-- Anonymous User  10/10/2007
From Old English "Osgar" = "god's spear," and from Old English gar "spear" + os "god" (only in personal names).
-- Thesi  11/5/2007
Oscar Peterson was a famous and very talented jazz pianist.
-- scarletquillraven  2/1/2008
Boxer Oscar De La Hoya is a famous bearer.
-- jasmineenimsaj  3/12/2008
A famous bearer (well, maybe not so famous) is Oscar, in the TV show Corner Gas. He's a tad ... odd.
-- Anonymous User  5/14/2008
I like the name a lot - it's not that common, but sounds strong and mysterious.
-- Anonymous User  7/1/2008
Dude. Oscar the Grouch rocks. If I were ever named after a Muppet, I think I'd be kind of honored. But then I think that's because of a dedicated love to all things puppets and Jim Henson. Anyhoo. Oscar is a name with character. I can totally see this little boy holding broken pieces of a vase, telling you, "I swear I didn't do it." Yeah, he'll get into trouble, but deep down, he's a good kid.
-- Veronica_Mignon  8/12/2008
Hugh Jackman's son is named Oscar Maximillan.
-- Aod  9/27/2008
Also a French name. In France, Oscar is the name the students give to the skeletons in medical schools.
-- Marie-Amelie  11/13/2008
Pronounced "AWS-kahr".
-- Emilie007  12/14/2008
The grumpy father of the gas-station owner in the Canadian television show Corner Gas is named Oscar.
-- emmiix3  2/7/2009
"Oscar" is also the code word for the letter "O" in the NATO phonetic alphabet.
-- FMRadio  3/3/2009
Designer 'Oscar de la Renta' anyone?
-- ginamarie  4/28/2009
Oscar Gálvez was a champion Argentine racing driver.
-- Anonymous User  11/21/2009
Oscar Strauss Austrian composer -not related to the other Strausses of this name.
-- Anton  3/11/2010
The name Oscar is strong and masculine, and it sounds like it belongs to a leader. Unfortunately, many people will immediately associate it with Sesame Street.
-- Athena Nike  4/2/2010
A famous bearer is Guatemalan actor Oscar Isaac (born 5 January 1980). He's best known for his work in film, most recently as Prince John in "Robin Hood".
-- AndrewJKD  7/3/2010
I advise against taking the mispronunciation Americans apply to the name. It is NOT Os-KER, bus Os-CAR! I can't replicate the symbols here, but the OED uses kar, with a short A and a soft R.
-- amedeofelix  8/15/2010
This name is growing on me. But just like with the name George, I can't picture calling my child it because it's so strong. Still great though.
-- Chrila96  9/12/2010
Oscar Nuñez plays Oscar Martinez on "The Office."
-- Liesl  10/4/2010
Oscar is one of those names that should strictly be for cats only, like Felix.
-- Hushpuppy  10/27/2010
This name is really cool. It's strong and practically oozes masculinity.
-- Black_X  2/24/2011
No. I think of a grouchy old man who hasn't bathed in weeks.
-- GibsonGirl  10/28/2011
Oscar Cash, singer and keyboard player in the British band "Metronomy".
-- CarolinW  11/25/2011
The famous Paralympian Oscar Pistorius, known as the Blade Runner, is a famous bearer of the name.
And I love the name Oscar - pity it's not common anymore.
-- wendigo  9/5/2012
Oscar is one of those names that has really grown on me, and I might just use for a third son. Oscar is a refined name, and I don't let Oscar the Grouch ruin it. It has a wonderful association with the academy awards and Oscar Wilde. I like the nicknames Oz and Ozzie.
-- UniqueNameLover  11/13/2012
Oscar is also the name of Fionn Mc Cumhall's father.
-- Anonymous User  11/13/2012
Oscar François de Jarjayes is one of the main characters in the manga and anime The Rose of Versailles. She is a French woman who was raised as a boy to take her father's place as a commander of the Royal Guards.
-- Buneary  2/28/2013
Oscar Wilde
Oscar de la Renta, fashion designer
Oscar De La Hoya, American boxer.
Oscar Robertson, American basketball player
Oscar Shimidt, Brazilian basketball player.
-- Anonymous User  11/23/2014
Oscar Pistorius...
-- thetruth  11/25/2014
This is my favorite boys name! It sounds so cool and I think it ages well, but that's just my opinion! Ignore the Oscar the Grouch references, Sesame Street isn't popular anymore and will be even less popular when your child actually starts watching tv and understanding stuff like that. When I think if Oscar I think of the academy awards (the Oscars) and Oscar de la Renta, which are great associations! I think Oskar is cool and daring but personally I would stick with Oscar. There are so many over used boy names out there, so please use this if you are seriously considering it!
-- Anonymous User  12/27/2014
One of Arnold's boarders from Hey Arnold is named Oscar.
-- wedward4  2/7/2015
I would use this name in a heartbeat if it didn't make me immediately think of the Oscars award ceremony (a.k.a. Academy Awards).
-- erb816  4/7/2015
Oscar is a very handsome underused boys name! The meaning and sound of it is splendid. :D I hate the Oscar Pistorius association and if I did use this name I hope not too many people would think of him. D: This name makes me picture Oscar the Grouch from Sesame Street. XD I don't think The Oscars is a bad association though. And the writer Oscar Wilde is quite a cool namesake. Overall, I LOVE this name! :D ♥.
-- Anonymous User  6/7/2015
The Oscar Mayer Company is an American meat and cold cut production company, owned by Kraft Foods. It's known for its products like hot dogs, bologna, ham etc.
-- Anonymous User  6/7/2015
According to the Italian Wikipedia, this name is also used in Italy, in this form. Italian variants include Oscare, Oscarre, Oscher, and Oscardo, and masculine diminutives include Oscarino and Oscherino. The Italian feminine form is Oscara, with the diminutive Oscarina. The Italian name day is February 3, being associated with the 9th-century Saint Ansgar/Anskar/Anschar, Archbishop of Hamburg-Bremen, who died on that day.
-- Randee15  7/21/2015
This name would be a perfect girl name.
-- Anonymous User  8/29/2015
Also used in French
-- Valmont  11/15/2015

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