OSCAR

AuthorRev Patrick Woulfe
Date1923
SourceIrish Names and Surnames

OSCAR, genitive -air, Oscar; Norse Asgeirr, a common Norse name, meaning 'divine spear' or 'spear of the Anses or gods,' the same as the Anglo-Saxon Osgar (occurring in Domesday Book); but 'oscar' is also an Irish word, meaning 'champion' or 'combatant'; the name of the son of Oisin and grandson of Fionn Mac Cumhail; also a name among the Maguires in the 14th century. Latin — Osgerus.

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Note: The old Irish letters used in the original text* have been converted to the Roman alphabet for this online version, and the lenited (or dotted) consonants changed to their aspirated equivalents, i.e. the dotted 'c' has been altered to 'ch', the dotted 'g' to 'gh', and the dotted 'm' to 'mh', etc. For example, in the name Caoimgin (Kevin), where the 'm' and 'g' are both dotted (ṁ, ġ) in the old Irish lettering, the name has been converted here to the modern Irish equivalent of Caoimhghin.

* Sloinnte Gaedheal is Gall: Irish Names and Surnames by Rev. Patrick Woulfe, 1923.