Discover the origin of the Male dog name Oscar. What does the name Oscar mean? Find out how popular the dog name Oscar is with annual rankings since 2013.

Oscar as a dog name

In this article, we find out about the dog name Oscar, discover its meaning, where the name originates from, how to pronounce the name, as well as the gender the name is commonly most associated to.

We’ll also discover the change in popularity of the name since 2013.

Oscar as a dog name

How do you pronounce the name Oscar?

The name Oscar is pronounced “oss kr“.

What does the name Oscar mean?

Possibly means “deer friend”, derived from Old Irish oss “deer” and carae “friend”. Alternatively, it may derive from the Old English name Osgar or its Old Norse cognate Ásgeirr, which may have been brought to Ireland by Viking invaders and settlers. In Irish legend Oscar was the son of the poet Oisín and the grandson of the hero Fionn mac Cumhaill.

Is Oscar a popular Male dog name?

Yes, Oscar is a popular dog name. In fact, in 2021 it ranked 45 in the top 100 most popular Male dog names, according to annual reports comparing over 1 million dogs.

This ranking is based on the most popular dog names, where we’re able to show the popularity change of a name since 2013.

Popularity of the name Oscar over time

Here is a table showing the popularity change for the name Oscar, from 2013 to 2021.

Annual popularity ranking for the name: Oscar
Based on annual results published by Rover.com

Is Oscar a unique name for a Male dog?

The short answer: Unique enough. Don’t worry about it.

Based on a study of pet ownership by the AVMA from 2018, we are able to see that there are more than 76.5 million dogs, shared between 48 million households across the United States alone.

That’s an average of 1.6 dogs per household!

Being ranked in the top 100 dog names alone will make a name much less unique than an obscure name that is both long, and difficult to pronounce, but with such massive numbers in dog ownership, having a unique dog name is going to prove more than challenging.

Our advice? Choose a name you love, rather than a name that is unique.

Details of the name “Oscar“

A very basic breakdown of the name Oscar, including common gender association, origin, and the length of the name.

Letter name starts withO
Length of name5