Oscar

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Male Male Name

Usage

Sweden Swedish
Denmark Danish
Norway Norwegian
Finland Finnish
Greenland Greenlandic

Origin and Meaning

1) English younger form of Osgar (see ÁsgæiRR) [1] [2] [3]

2) Irish name

a) Combination of Irish Gaelic os = 'deer' and cara/caraid = 'friend, relative' [2] [4] [5] [6]

b) From an Irish name Oscur of unknown meaning [1]

Related Names

Oscar
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Danish Finish Greenlandic Norwegian Swedish
Oskar
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Danish Faroese Finish Greenlandic Norwegian Swedish
Óskar
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Icelandic
Åskar
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Swedish
Aaskar
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Norwegian

See also Oskari and Oso

For female forms see Oscara, Oscarda, Oskarinde, Oskarine, Oskarvine

Patronyms [What's That?]

Male

Oscarinpoika Finland
Oscarsen Denmark Norway
Oscarson Norway Sweden
Oscarssen Norway
Oscarsson Norway Sweden
Oscarsøn Norway

Female

Oscardatter Norway
Oscarintytär Finland
Oscarsdatter Denmark Norway
Oscarsdotter Sweden

Grammar

Denmark - Danish
Nominative: Oscar
Genitive: Oscars
Finland - Finnish
Nominative: Oscar
Genitive: Oscarin
Partitive: Oscaria
Norway - Norwegian
Nominative: Oscar
Genitive: Oscars
Sweden - Swedish
Nominative: Oscar
Genitive: Oscars

Further Information

Earliest Documented Usage

Strongest Period of Usage

Predominant Regional Usage

Namesakes

  • Oscar I (né Joseph François Oscar Bernadotte, 4 July 1799 – 8 July 1859), King of Sweden and Norway from 1844 to his death
  • Oscar II (né Oscar Fredrik, 21 January 1829 – 8 December 1907), King of Sweden from 1872 until his death and King of Norway from 1872 until 1905
  • Oscar Fredrik von Sydow (12 July 1873 - 19 August 1936), Prime Minister of Sweden (1921)
  • Oscar Wilhelm Mathisen (4 October 1888 – 10 April 1954), Norwegian speed skater
  • Oscar Fredrik Torp (8 June 1893 – 1 May 1958), former Prime Minister of Norway (1951-1955)
  • Oscar Carl Olof (born 2 March 2016), Prins av Sverige, Hertig av Skåne (Prince of Sweden, Duke of Skåne)

Statistics

Name Count per Country

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Country
Commonness
Commonness
Female ♀ Male ♂
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
Sweden Sweden[7]
3 5 20427 35801
Denmark Denmark[8]
0 n.a. 5519 n.a.
Norway Norway[9]
0 n.a. 3421 n.a.
Finland Finland[10]
0 0 n.a. 3741
  #: count of main first name only
  &: count of both main and additional first names
Name counts are approximate as statistics normally is not published
for names given to less than 3 or 5 persons per country.

 

Recent Statistics Trend

Name statistics for Oscar(m) Sources: [7][8][9][10]

Top List Ranking

Name top list ranking for Oscar(m) Sources: [11]

Norwegian Historic Statistics Trend

Norwegian historic statistics for Oscar(m)

Sources: [7] [8] [9] [10]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Roland Otterbjörk: Svenska förnamn (1979)
  2. 2.0 2.1 Árni Dahl: Navnabókin (2005)
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Eva Villarsen Meldgaard: Den store navnebog (2004)
  4. 4.0 4.1 Kristoffer Kruken og Ola Stemshaug: Norsk Personnamnleksikon (1995)
  5. 5.0 5.1 Eva Brylla: Förnamn i Sverige (2004)
  6. Gulbrand Alhaug: 10 001 navn - Norsk fornavnleksikon (2011)
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 Statistiska Centralbyrån, National statistics office of Sweden, http://www.scb.se/
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 Danmarks Statistik, National statistics office of Denmark, http://www.dst.dk
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 Statistisk Sentralbyrå, National statistics office of Norway, http://www.ssb.no
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 Väestörekisterikeskus, National Population Register Centre of Finland, http://www.vrk.fi
  11. details see Name Statistic tables