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Meaning and Name Origin

Omar \o-mar\ as a boys' name is pronounced OH-mar. It is of Arabic and Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Omar is "speaker; flourishing, long-lived". Biblical: a sheik of Edom and son of Esau. Omar Khayyam (12th century) was a Persian poet, astronomer, and mathematician. Caliph Omar II made Islam an imperial power. Poet Omar Khayyam; General Omar Bradley; actor Omar Sharif.


Omar has 2 variants: Omarr and Omer.

For more on this name, see also the related boy name Umar.


Omar is a very prominent first name for males (#340 out of 1220, Top 28%) and also a very prominent last name for both adults and children (#11175 out of 88799, Top 13%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Charted below is the birth name popularity of Omar for boys. Omar reached its peak position of #131 in the U.S. in 2007, and is presently at #214. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Omar name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Omar outside U.S.

Below is a charted analysis of the popularity of the boy name Omar and associated names. The only other popular alternative form of Omar (#214 in 2014) rated in the Top 1000 is Omer. Adoption of these boy names was at its most widespread during 1890-1899 and has become significantly lower since, with the form Omer becoming less in vogue. Omar (#214) is the most trendy name for newborns here, with this name enjoying a rebound in usage. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Omar, Omer in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Omar and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Omar is alike in pronunciation to Amer, Amir, Ammar, Amor, Emir, Emyr, Umer and Ymir. Other suggested similar baby names are Omari, Omero, Omri and Osmar. These names tend to be less frequently used than Omar.