Oskar Name Meaning & Origin

Oskar

Pronunciation: AH-sker (key)

Origin of the name Oscar:

derived from a Norman baronial name taken from a French place-name meaning "golden city." Others think it is merely an invention of the novelist Fanny Burney, who used it for the hero in her novel Evelina (1778).

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In Iceland the name is spelt Óskar and pronounced OH-scar. In 2007 it was the 27th most common name amongst Icelandic males, and the 25th most common amongst Icelandic males aged 4 or under.

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Oskar Schindler, German businessman whose actions saved over a thousand Jews from Nazi concentration camps. His life was dramatized in the Oscar-winning film Schindler's List (based on the book Schindler's Ark, by Thomas Keneally).

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Oskar Schell, the idealistic child narrator of Jonathan Safran Foer's novel, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

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