Oscar

See also: oscar, Óscar, and Òscar

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Oscar

  1. The letter O in the ICAO spelling alphabet.

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Irish Osgar, from os (deer) + cara (friend) ; resuscitated by James Mcpherson in The Works of Ossian (1765). Napoleon, an admirer of the Ossianic poems, chose it for his godson Oscar Bernadotte, who became a king of Sweden. It can also be explained by Old English ōs (god) and gār (spear) (see Oswald).

Proper nounEdit

Oscar

  1. A male given name.
    • 1765 James Macpherson, The Poems of Ossian, Tauchnitz 1847, page 192:
      My son, though alone, is brave. Oscar is like a beam of the sky: he turns around, and the people fall.
    • 2005 Marc Cerasini, etc, Operation Hell Gate, HarperEntertainment, ISBN 0060842245, page 134:
      Had a funny first name, like Oscar or maybe - no! I remember now. It was Felix. Felix Tanner.
  2. The letter O in the ICAO spelling alphabet.

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Oscar (plural Oscars)

  1. A statuette awarded by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

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DanishEdit

Proper nounEdit

Oscar

  1. A male given name, a variant spelling of Oskar.

GermanEdit

Proper nounEdit

Oscar

  1. A male given name, a variant spelling of Oskar.

NorwegianEdit

Proper nounEdit

Oscar

  1. A male given name, a variant spelling of Oskar.

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Oscar m

  1. Oscar (male given name)

SwedishEdit

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EtymologyEdit

From English Oscar. First recorded as a Swedish given name in 1803.

Proper nounEdit

Oscar

  1. A male given name.

Usage notesEdit

  • Borne by two kings, the name became very popular in 19th century Sweden. It returned to favor in the end of the 20th century, as the most common first name of boys born in Sweden in the 2000s decade.

Related termsEdit

  • (surnames) Oscarsson, Oskarsson

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ReferencesEdit

  • Roland Otterbjörk: Svenska förnamn, Almqvist & Wiksell 1996, ISBN 91-21-10937-0
  • [1] Statistiska centralbyrån and Sture Allén, Staffan Wåhlin, Förnamnsboken, Norstedts 1995, ISBN 9119551622: 30 402 males with the given name Oscar (compared to 43 180 named Oskar) living in Sweden on December 31st, 2010, with the frequency peak in the 1990s. Accessed on 19 June 2011.
Last modified on 21 December 2013, at 15:54