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What does Omar mean?

Omar /omar/ 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.

Related boy name: Umar.

Kreatif forms:
(male) Omarei, Osar, ..

(female) Oman, Omra, ..

How popular is Omar?

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)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

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 2000 baby names ranking of Omar name in U.S.

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

Popular alternative forms of Omar (#214 in 2014) rated in the Top 2000 are Omer and Umar (#1652 in 2014). Adoption of these forms of Omar was at its most widespread in the year 2007 (average #1377) and is somewhat lower today (#1288, 36%), with the form Omer becoming less in vogue.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Omar, Omer, Umar 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 Ameer, Ameir, Amer, Amir, Ammar, Ammer, Amor, Aymer, Emeer, Emir, Emyr, Imre, Iomhar, Umer and Ymir. Other suggested similar names are Adar, Bar, Bear, Czar, Damar, Dar, Demar, Edmar, Elmar, Ezar, Hamar, Homar, Ilar, Inar, Ivar, Iyar, Jamar, Jemar, Jimar, Jomar, Kumar, Lamar, Lemar, Mar, Oak, Ofir, Ohad, Ola, Olaf, Olav, Omari, Omero, Omri, Or, Oral, Oran, Orman, Oscar, Oskar, Osman, Osmar, Ota, Par, Tsar, Ulmar and Yaar. These names tend to be less frequently used than Omar.