Origin of the name OSGAR.
Etymology of the
Meaning of the baby name OSGAR.
name meaning "divine spear," from Old English os
"god, rune," and gár "point of an arrow or
spear; arrow, spear, dart, javelin, missile," also "biting,
cutting cold." (A Handy Dictionary of Anglo-Saxon Poetry Based on
Groschopp's Grein, Harrison-Baskervill, 1886)
... Elfrid, the beautiful
daughter of Osgar, was a captive amongst the Druids, and designed
as a sacrifice to the gods. Amidst a storm of thunder and lightning, he
goes to the Druid mountain, in order to procure, by his supplications,
and an offer of his own life on the altar, his daughter's liberty.. (The
Works of Peter Pindar, vol. 3, 1797)