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Oscar

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How popular is the baby name Oscar in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1880 544 0 544 #29 boy name
1881 530 0 530 #28 boy name
1882 625 0 625 #28 boy name
1883 607 0 607 #26 boy name
1884 615 0 615 #30 boy name
1885 623 0 623 #28 boy name
1886 650 5 645 #26 boy name
1887 574 0 574 #29 boy name
1888 647 0 647 #31 boy name
1889 577 5 572 #32 boy name
1890 635 7 628 #29 boy name
1891 551 0 551 #32 boy name
1892 639 5 634 #33 boy name
1893 574 0 574 #32 boy name
1894 601 0 601 #34 boy name
1895 549 0 549 #39 boy name
1896 539 0 539 #40 boy name
1897 543 0 543 #37 boy name
1898 551 5 546 #41 boy name
1899 447 0 447 #46 boy name
1900 568 5 563 #47 boy name
1901 428 6 422 #47 boy name
1902 397 0 397 #55 boy name
1903 427 0 427 #51 boy name
1904 442 0 442 #54 boy name
1905 436 0 436 #56 boy name
1906 412 0 412 #64 boy name
1907 483 0 483 #59 boy name
1908 476 0 476 #65 boy name
1909 466 7 459 #70 boy name
1910 505 0 505 #73 boy name
1911 636 0 636 #68 boy name
1912 1,164 7 1,157 #73 boy name
1913 1,256 7 1,249 #76 boy name
1914 1,561 8 1,553 #77 boy name
1915 1,802 14 1,788 #88 boy name
1916 1,924 8 1,916 #86 boy name
1917 1,971 9 1,962 #87 boy name
1918 2,122 11 2,111 #88 boy name
1919 1,997 5 1,992 #88 boy name
1920 2,018 12 2,006 #90 boy name
1921 1,995 18 1,977 #92 boy name
1922 2,021 13 2,008 #92 boy name
1923 1,890 9 1,881 #96 boy name
1924 1,824 7 1,817 #99 boy name
1925 1,767 10 1,757 #99 boy name
1926 1,728 13 1,715
1927 1,646 14 1,632
1928 1,476 9 1,467
1929 1,498 19 1,479
1930 1,484 17 1,467
1931 1,354 21 1,333
1932 1,269 14 1,255
1933 1,121 11 1,110
1934 1,107 11 1,096
1935 1,098 7 1,091
1936 1,022 13 1,009
1937 995 7 988
1938 1,034 11 1,023
1939 1,009 8 1,001
1940 942 6 936
1941 1,027 8 1,019
1942 962 6 956
1943 1,084 10 1,074
1944 917 6 911
1945 945 7 938
1946 1,027 10 1,017
1947 1,118 8 1,110
1948 1,108 8 1,100
1949 1,132 6 1,126
1950 1,114 9 1,105
1951 1,071 7 1,064
1952 1,095 9 1,086
1953 1,206 8 1,198
1954 1,280 11 1,269
1955 1,159 7 1,152
1956 1,138 6 1,132
1957 1,212 8 1,204
1958 1,077 8 1,069
1959 1,087 5 1,082
1960 1,066 0 1,066
1961 1,042 0 1,042
1962 1,015 5 1,010
1963 1,026 6 1,020
1964 1,012 11 1,001
1965 996 8 988
1966 943 0 943
1967 939 5 934
1968 906 0 906
1969 1,018 10 1,008
1970 1,054 8 1,046
1971 1,078 12 1,066
1972 1,121 10 1,111
1973 1,076 8 1,068
1974 1,204 8 1,196
1975 1,242 10 1,232
1976 1,244 13 1,231
1977 1,284 11 1,273
1978 1,328 14 1,314
1979 1,322 11 1,311
1980 1,412 15 1,397
1981 1,471 9 1,462
1982 1,498 11 1,487
1983 1,385 16 1,369
1984 1,439 19 1,420
1985 1,603 11 1,592
1986 1,583 12 1,571
1987 1,674 15 1,659
1988 1,736 7 1,729
1989 1,972 10 1,962
1990 2,348 22 2,326
1991 2,465 21 2,444
1992 2,603 19 2,584
1993 2,869 20 2,849
1994 2,867 24 2,843
1995 2,744 18 2,726
1996 3,012 14 2,998
1997 2,986 17 2,969
1998 3,017 11 3,006
1999 3,143 18 3,125
2000 3,186 8 3,178
2001 3,200 8 3,192
2002 3,250 17 3,233
2003 3,313 14 3,299
2004 3,359 15 3,344
2005 3,466 7 3,459
2006 3,606 6 3,600
2007 3,554 8 3,546
2008 3,560 0 3,560
2009 3,121 7 3,114
2010 2,667 5 2,662
2011 2,374 0 2,374
2012 2,192 0 2,192
2013 2,240 0 2,240
2014 2,316 0 2,316
2015 2,291 5 2,286

Want to know about the popularity of the Oscar baby name? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 195,589 babies born with the name Oscar in the United States. That's more than enough Oscars to occupy the country of Samoa with an estimated population of 186,340 (as of November 7, 2011). The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given to 544 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Oscar" was in 2006 with a total of 3,600 babies. (That's a lot of baby Oscars)

According to the 1929 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Oscar" ranks #52 in popularity as a baby boy's name in Arizona. Imagine that, 22 babies in Arizona have the same name as you in 1929. Across the entire United States a total of 1,498 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

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Where is the name Oscar popular?

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Oscar" mean? The list below shows the origins of Oscar as well as things modernly associated with the name Oscar such as celebrities named Oscar.

Origin and Meaning of Oscar

The name "Oscar" is of Irish origin, and it means "Deer lover". It's a name commonly given to boys.

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. An annual award by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for achievements in motion picture production and performance

Oscar Wilde

Oscar Wilde is an author, poet, and playwright. Oscar was born in 1854 as Oscar Fingal O'Flahertie Wills Wilde in Dublin, Ireland.

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Oscar De La Renta

Oscar De La Renta is a fashion designer. Oscar was born in 1932 as Oscar Aristides Renta Fiallo in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.

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Oscar Robertson

Oscar Robertson is a basketball biography. Oscar was born in 1938 in Charlotte, Tennessee.

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Rey Mysterio

Rey Mysterio is a professional wrestler. Rey was born in 1974 as Oscar Gutierrez Rubio in Chula Vista, San Diego, California, United States.

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Oscar De La Hoya

Oscar De La Hoya is a boxer. Oscar was born in 1973 in East Los Angeles, California, U.S.

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Pablo Montero

Pablo Montero is a singer-songwriter and actor specializing in ranchera and latin pop music with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1990 to present. Pablo was born in 1974 as Oscar Daniel Hernandez Rodriguez in Torreon, Coahuila, Mexico.

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Other Inspirations for the Name Oscar

Oscar Dela Hoya
Oscar Pistorius
Oscar Clerkship
Oscar Grant
Oscar Isaac
Oscar Romero

Alternative Meanings

O is for orderly, a lifelong passion.

S is for special, you are, you know!

C is for confident, no doubts here!

A is for acquaintance, the many friends you know.

R is for refreshing, the sparkling you.

Your name in reverse order is "Racso". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Ocsra". How do you pronounce that?

Now try the names of everyone you know including friends, cousins, neighbors, classmates, co-workers or your pets. Even your favorite anime, TV or movie characters! See what their names mean. Remember, this is purely just for fun.

Past life for Oscar born Aug 8, 2012

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I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Germany approximately on 675. Your profession was sailor and shoemaker.

As an inquisitive and inventive person, you liked to get to the very bottom of things and to rummage in books. Talent for drama, natural born actor. The world is full of ill and lonely people. You should help those, who are less fortunate than you are.

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