Meaning and name origin
Omar \o-mar\ as a boy's 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 information, see also the related boy name Umar.
Omar is a very popular first name for males (#340 out of 1220, Top 28%) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#11175 out of 88799, Top 13%) (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Omar for boys (2014 statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Omar and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Omar (#214) and Omer. (2014 statistics).
Omar is also pronounced similarly 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 commonly used than Omar.