Skip to main content

Oscar



Origin: Irish, English, Old Norse

Meaning: an Irish masculine name from Gaelic os (deer) and cara (friend) meaning "deer friend".

It could also be an old English masculine name derived from Osgar from old English elements os (god) and gar (spear) meaning "god spear".

Or it could be from old Norse Ásgeirr, an Old Norse form of Asger meaning "god spear"; it's also the Norse cognate of Osgar.

In Irish mythology, Oscar is the son of Oisín, a hero and a poet, and the fairy Niamh, and the grandson of Fionn mac Cumhail. 


Variants
  • Oskar (Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, German, Polish
  • Óscar (Portuguese, Spanish)
  • Òscar (Catalan)
  • Oskari (Finnish)
  • Osku (Finnish)
  • Óskar (Icelandic)
  • Oszkár (Hungarian)
  • Oskars (Latvian)

Comments