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.
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)
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)
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.