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What does Omari mean?

Omari [oma-ri] as a boys' name is pronounced oh-MAR-ee. It is of Swahili origin, and the meaning of Omari is "God the highest".

Associated with: highest (great).


Kreatif forms:
(male) Omaori, Orari, ..

(female) Omaore, Omaori, ..

How popular is Omari?

Omari is an uncommon given name for males but a very popular last name for both adults and children (#52077 out of 150436, Top 35%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)


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

Displayed below is the baby name history of Omari for boys. Omari was first listed in 1970-1979 and reached its peak position of #551 in the U.S. in 2008, and is currently at #707. (2014 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Omari name in U.S.

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

Similar Names


Omari is pronounced similarly to Amaury, Amery, Amiri, Amory, Emeri, Emery, Emory and Omero. Other suggested similar names are Bari, Gari, Hari, Ilari, Imri, Jamari, Kari, Omar, Omarr, Omer, Omri and Osmar. These names tend to be more frequently used than Omari.