What does Umar mean?
Umar /umar/ [2 sylls.] as a boys' name is of Arabic origin, and the meaning of Umar is "prospering, thriving".
How popular is Umar?
Umar is a rare first name for males but a very popular surname for both adults and children (#49471 out of 150436, Top 33%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Shown below is a comparison of the usage of the boy name Umar and related names. Omar (#214 last year) and Omer are the prominent related forms of Umar (not in Top 1000). These boy names were at the peak of their popularity during the years 1890-1899 (usage of 0.5665%) and are now much less widespread (usage 0.393%, down 30.6%), with the version Omer becoming less in vogue. Omar (#214) is the most fashionable birth name here, with this name enjoying a rebound in popularity. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)