Oscar the Grouch from Sesame Street.
― Anonymous User  1/7/2021
noisynora  12/8/2020
Oscar was my first favorite name. My sister and I found it in our family tree, and we had a pretend fight over who would get to name her first son Oscar. My sister actually did end up calling her son Oscar! It is easy to say, and his nickname when he was younger was Osk or Oskie. It's so handsome and the meaning is sweet, but the name still seems a little playful to me. Not 100% buttoned up. The name will certainly grow with a person.
EffieTerezeDane  11/13/2020
Just to say that the popularity statistics can’t really be compared.
In Denmark all spellings of the same name have be merged. For instance all Oscar + all Oskar = third place as of 2019. In Norway and others both Oscar and Oskar are on the popularity list.
elliebeth  8/14/2020
Oscar Leroy is a character in the hit Canadian sitcom Corner Gas.
― Anonymous User  6/6/2020
Oscar the Scimitar Cat from Ice Age.
Jace Hendrix  5/29/2020
The name sounds as if it would make you want to be scared of the person.
Addme4meuse  3/24/2020
It’s quite nice actually.
nylonpanda  11/13/2019
Add Usage: German

Pronounced: OS-kar (Italian), AWS-ka (Swedish), OS-ga (Danish), AWS-kar (German, Dutch)
RHAWK3935  8/27/2019
One of my favorites ever since I was little.
― Anonymous User  4/27/2019
My preliminary thoughts on this name extends to its basic international appeal where it could be easily spoken by foreign relations from abroad. A cosmopolitan forename that would be easily understood and written by your impressionable
progeny if you decide on selecting this name for him.
― Anonymous User  1/17/2019
While the name Oscar does sound a bit elderly, it also has a round, jovial sound. It also has many great namesakes - my favourite writer, Oscar Fingal O'Flahertie Wills Wilde, Oscar Isaac, Oscar de la Renta, and the Academy Awards.
― Anonymous User  1/6/2019
Oscar is also used in Spain.
ElizabethEstelle  11/13/2018
Could also be of Latin origin, as in obscure (dark).
Hushpuppy  10/5/2018
In 2018, 4 is the most common age for an American (U.S.) Oscar who is registered male with the Social Security Administration. It is the 407th most common male first name for living U.S. citizens.
― Anonymous User  10/5/2018
When I hear the name Oscar or Oskar I automatically think German or Austrian. It is a fine name if you happen to be from those countries.
― Anonymous User  9/27/2018
It's an okay name.
kayisforkeen  8/20/2018
Beautiful but kinda sounds like a name a three year old sissy would have.
Curious me  7/22/2018
Name of the main character, Oskar Matzerath, in the 1959 novel 'The Tin Drum' by Günter Grass.
Nifty_Name_Nerd  9/25/2017
Prince Oscar of Sweden, Duke of Skåne, is the younger child and only son of Crown Princess Victoria and her husband Prince Daniel. He is the fourth grandchild and second grandson of King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia. He is third in the line of succession to the Swedish throne, after his mother and his sister, Princess Estelle.
cutenose  5/21/2017
I think this name is absolutely hideous! I would never in a million years consider this name for a baby boy.
Katesnames15  4/20/2017
I don't think anyone has said that Oscar was the name of the fish in 'Shark's Tale'.
akg1ltmr  4/13/2017
Prince Oscar Carl Olof of Sweden, Duke of Skåne, born 2 March 2016, is the son of Crown Princess Victoria and husband Prince Daniel.
He is third in the line of succession to the Swedish throne, after his mother, Crown Princess Victoria, and his elder sister, Princess Estelle Silvia Ewa Mary, born 2012.
Prince Oscar was christened 27 May 2016 at "Slotskyrkan", Stockholm, Sweden. Among his godparents were his mother's cousin, Oscar Magnuson.
elliebeth  3/16/2017
Oskar: A Scandinavian name meaning 'spear of the gods'.
svea  2/5/2017
Oscar De La Hoya is a former professional boxer who competed from 1992 to 2008. He holds dual American and Mexican citizenship. Nicknamed "The Golden Boy", De La Hoya represented the United States at the 1992 Summer Olympics, winning a gold medal in the lightweight division shortly after graduating from James A. Garfield High School.
lilolaf  1/25/2017
Oscar Oiwa is a painter who was born in Brazil, son of Japanese immigrants. He received his B.F.A. from the School of Architecture and Urbanism, São Paulo University. Oiwa was influenced by comic books, art, and magazines throughout his youth, as well as the urban environment of his birthplace. He experienced contemporary art during this time in nearby galleries and became an assistant at the São Paulo Art Biennial. Oiwa held his first solo exhibition while he was still in college and thereafter participated in the 21st São Paulo Art Biennial.
cutenose  1/20/2017
I actually like the name Oscar. It's cute and uncommon and one of those names you don't hear that often. I don't know how well I see it aging. Regardless, it's a hell of a lot better than a lot of names out there. Also, don't let the Oscar The Grouch associations put you off using a fine name like this.
― Anonymous User  9/16/2016
Oscar => Ansgar.
― Anonymous User  8/9/2016
This is the name of Brazilian footballer Oscar dos Santos Emboaba Júnior (known as Oscar). He plays for English club Chelsea and the Brazil national team.
cutenose  5/24/2016
Reminds me of hot dogs and wieners, so because of that I don't like it.
― Anonymous User  2/11/2016
My mom's youngest brother is named Oscar. The guy and his wife are huge hipsters. It does sound kind of like a hipster name, especially considering it's a staple of celebrity kids.
TyrannosaurusRegina  1/23/2016
This name is too common in my opinion. I know four Oscars so it seems to be too popular. It's the new Tom or Steve, it's one of those trendy names like Jacob or Aiden.
― Anonymous User  1/13/2016
Also used in French. [noted -ed]
Valmont  11/15/2015
This name would be a perfect girl name.
― Anonymous User  8/29/2015
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.
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Randee15  7/21/2015
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
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
One of Arnold's boarders from Hey Arnold is named Oscar.
wedward4  2/7/2015
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
Oscar Pistorius...
thetruth  11/25/2014
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 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 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
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 Cash, singer and keyboard player in the British band "Metronomy".
CarolinW  11/25/2011
No. I think of a grouchy old man who hasn't bathed in weeks.
GibsonGirl  10/28/2011
This name is really cool. It's strong and practically oozes masculinity.
Black_X  2/24/2011
Oscar is one of those names that should strictly be for cats only, like Felix.
Hushpuppy  10/27/2010
Oscar Nuñez plays Oscar Martinez on "The Office."
Liesl  10/4/2010
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
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
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
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
Oscar Strauss Austrian composer -not related to the other Strausses of this name.
Anton  3/11/2010
Oscar Gálvez was a champion Argentine racing driver.
― Anonymous User  11/21/2009
Designer 'Oscar de la Renta' anyone?
ginamarie  4/28/2009
"Oscar" is also the code word for the letter "O" in the NATO phonetic alphabet.
FMRadio  3/3/2009
The grumpy father of the gas-station owner in the Canadian television show Corner Gas is named Oscar.
emmiix3  2/7/2009
Pronounced "AWS-kahr".
Emilie007  12/14/2008
Also a French name. In France, Oscar is the name the students give to the skeletons in medical schools.
Marie-Amelie  11/13/2008
Hugh Jackman's son is named Oscar Maximillan.
Aod  9/27/2008
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
I like the name a lot - it's not that common, but sounds strong and mysterious.
― Anonymous User  7/1/2008
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
Boxer Oscar De La Hoya is a famous bearer.
jasmineenimsaj  3/12/2008
Oscar Peterson was a famous and very talented jazz pianist.
scarletquillraven  2/1/2008
From Old English "Osgar" = "god's spear," and from Old English gar "spear" + os "god" (only in personal names).
Thesi  11/5/2007
A famous bearer is Oscar Madison from the Odd Couple.
― Anonymous User  10/10/2007
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
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
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
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
Reminds me of Oscar the Grouch and I find it very unappealing.
Jasmine  2/28/2007
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
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 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
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
There is the Oscars or the Academy Awards.
Tudor  6/14/2006
Oscar is the name of the dad in the animated series "The Proud Family."
― Anonymous User  4/29/2006
A wonderful name for a child with spirit.
― Anonymous User  2/16/2006
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
Oscar Schindler and Oscar-the-grouch, and the Academy Award are some other famous bearers.
― Anonymous User  12/16/2005
Famous bearer: Oscar Wilde.
― Anonymous User  12/13/2005
This is a strong, robust name that has sadly begun to fall out of favor with modern parents.
Arrows  11/22/2005
In CATALAN it is like in Spanish, but with an accent on the letter O: ÒSCAR.
― Anonymous User  4/12/2005
Oscar means "man of fire".
― Anonymous User  2/20/2005

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