Irish name of Gaelic origin.
Possible meanings: “deer friend”, “champion warrior”.
Derives from Gaelic words “os”, meaning “deer” and “cara”, meaning “friend”.
Another possible association is with the Old English name “Osgar”, brought to Ireland by the Vikings.
According to the Irish legend, Oscar was son of the poet Ossian and a great warrior.
He was also the grandson of Fionn mac Cumhail, the hero and great hunter warrior of Irish mythology.
Variations of the name are: Oskar, Oscarito, Oskari.
Famous bearers are Oscar Wilde, Oscar Peterson, Oscar de la Renta, Oscar Niemeyer, Oscar Isaac, Oscar dos Santos Emboaba Junior (known as Oscar), Oscar de La Hoya, Oscar Duarte, Oscar Hammerstein II, Oscar Hijuelos, Oscar Schmidt, Oscar Jaenada.
Oscar Wilde was an Irish novelist, playwright and poet, widely known for his epigraphs.
His name is bound to the aesthetic movement of the 1880s and 1890s in England.
His novel “The Picture of Dorian Gray”, has been adapted for the theatre, television and films, countless times all over the world.
Wilde’s intellectual legacy has a lasting significance, still influencing people nowadays.