Oscar

Oscar - A very unique male name



  Apr 24,2019      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Oscar, meaning God spear, or deer-lover or champion warrior, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1910 on position #74. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Oscar and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Oscar? Our experts and editorial staff have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years -- And on this page you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the name Oscar. The baby boy name Oscar was given to 2,166 baby boys in 2012, ranking #177 on the national boy baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 758 baby boys were given this name - making this a very unique male name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Oscar peaked in popularity 108 years ago in 1911 on position 67.



Famous with this name

Oscar Isaac
Oscar Carles
Óscar Barberán


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Oscar is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Oscar is currently topping the baby name charts in Vermont at position #94 - and is the least popular in Louisiana at position #486.

Why care about state specific baby name charts? It could be that a name that is very popular on the national overall charts is less (or even more) popular where you live. So make sure you check out the state specific charts below and find out how popular or unique Oscar is where you live.


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Oscar origin and meaning

Oscar is a 5 letter name with 2 syllables. This name means God spear, or deer-lover or champion warrior. To see famous people named Oscar, pop culture references for the name Oscar and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Oscar

We've found the following names that sound similar to Oscar, sorted by popularity.

Oskar / Osher /

Name statistics


Most parents-to-be know if they want a popular or unique name, and with these charts and data tables you can easily get a better understanding of how popular or unique this name is.

With a quick glance you can easily tell if this name is increasing or declining in popularity - But note that its current popularity can actually differ a lot from state to state.

Chart position per year (visualized)



Chart position per state (visualized)



Chart position per year (table view)


Year Rank
2012177
2011162
2010147
2009131
2008120
2007121
2006119
2005117
2004123
2003122
2002121
2001124
2000122
1999116
1998129
1997127
1996125
1995131
1994124
1993123
1992131
1991134
1990136
1989155
1988165
1987165
1986171
1985171
1984180
1983185
1982179
1981171
1980179
1979184
1978182
1977187
1976184
1975185
1974190
1973205
1972209
1971221
1970225
1969228
1968237
1967235
1966228
1965233
1964241
1963237
1962245
1961245
1960245
1959246
1958238
1957218
1956218
1955212
1954198
1953202
1952205
1951199
1950193
1949186
1948185
1947183
1946182
1945176
1944178
1943169
1942173
1941164
1940168
1939163
1938159
1937156
1936153
1935143
1934144
1933142
1932138
1931130
1930124
1929117
1928122
1927112
1926105
192599
192499
192397
192292
192192
192090
191988
191887
191787
191686
191588
191477
191377
191273
191167
191074

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
Vermont94
District of Columbia100
Texas103
Arizona108
California112
Oregon115
New Mexico153
New York158
Washington164
Illinois164
New Jersey175
Massachusetts175
Colorado175
Kansas176
Alaska177
Delaware191
Wisconsin198
Minnesota202
New Hampshire209
Nevada209
Maryland212
Virginia217
North Carolina220
Hawaii235
Oklahoma235
Iowa240
Montana245
Florida247
Tennessee247
Georgia248
Connecticut254
Nebraska262
Idaho268
Utah274
Missouri275
Ohio290
Michigan294
Pennsylvania307
Indiana316
South Carolina317
Alabama321
Arkansas321
Kentucky447
Louisiana486

Even more about Oscar


These are some of the common questions you may want to have answered to know if this is the perfect name for your baby.

Is Oscar a common or unique name?

By analyzing the number of births and frequency of this name we've determined that it's currently a very unique male name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Oscar?

2 syllables. Why is this important? One of the things that makes a baby name sound good and have a nice rythm is the number of syllables - and especially the number of syllables along with the syllable count for your last name. A simple rule is to avoid having the same number of syllables in your first, middle and last name.

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#
On chart
1911
Peak year
Male


Popularity Score™

Name Oscar
Gender Male
Popularity 1 in 758
Letter count 5
Syllable count 2
Year first discovered 1910
2012 births +2,166

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