What does Omar mean?
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.
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 (#7358 out of 150436, Top 5%). (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)
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 the years 1890-1899 (usage of 0.5665%) and has become significantly lower since (usage 0.393%, down 30.6%), with the form Omer becoming less in vogue. Omar (#214) is the most trendy name for newborns here, and there is a rebound in baby name usage for this name. Below is a charted analysis of the usage of the boy name Omar and associated names. (2014 Birth Statistics)
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.