Oscar has roots in both Old English and Gaelic. According to Irish legend, Oscar was the son of Oisin and the grandson of Fionn mac Cumhail, a mythical hunter and warrior from Irish mythology. True to its roots, the name means "deer lover" in Irish and "divine spear" in Old English. Within the United States, Oscar is quickly replacing common names like Max and Sam.
Similar Names: Oskar, Osker
Famous Oscar Names: Oscar Wilde (writer and poet), Oscar de la Hoya (professional basketball player)