What does Omar mean?
Omar /omar/ [2 sylls.] 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.
Related boy name: Umar.Kreatif forms: Oiomar, Omaroa, Omaroi. [more]
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)
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%, ▼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.