Oskar - boys name

Oskar name popularity, meaning and origin

Name Popularity: 95%

Oskar name meaning:

The name Oskar is of Germanic origin and has several possible meanings. One interpretation is that it is derived from the Old High German name "Anschar," which means "godly" or "divine spear." Another possibility is that it comes from the Old Norse name "Ásgeirr," which combines the elements "áss," meaning "god," and "geirr," meaning "spear." In this context, Oskar could be understood as "divine spear" or "god's spear."

The name Oskar is often associated with strength, power, and bravery due to its connection to the concept of a spear, a weapon that has historically symbolized these qualities. It can also evoke a sense of nobility and leadership. Oskar is a name that has been used by various notable individuals throughout history, further adding to its strong and distinguished connotations. Overall, the name Oskar carries a sense of strength, divine protection, and leadership, making it a compelling choice for a boy's name.

Origin: Scandinavian

Form of Oscar. Divine strength.

Related names

Oscar , Ern, Oke, Oskar , Ossie , Ossy, Oszkar

Other boys names beginning with O


Overall UK ranking: 223 out of 4789

230 recorded births last year

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    Regional popularity

    Ranking for this name in various UK regions

  • Scotland (172)

Historical popularity of Oskar

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