Meaning and Origin of Oscar - FamilyEducation

Meaning and Origin of: Oscar

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Boy name origins & meanings:

  • Hawaiian : Divine strength
  • Old Norse : Divine spear

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Family name origins & meanings:

  • Scandinavian and English : from the personal name Oscar, which is of Gaelic origin, composed of the elements os ‘deer’ + cara ‘friend’. The personal name owes its popularity in Scandinavia and elsewhere to the Ossian poems of James MacPherson (1760), which enjoyed a great vogue in the latter part of the 18th century.

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