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What does Omar mean?

Omar Pronunciation of Omar 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. Also form of Umar.


ASSOCIATED WITH arabic, biblical, imperial (king)


VARIANTS Omarr, Omer



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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)

Omar reached its peak position of #131 in the U.S. in 2007, and is presently at #240. (2018 BIRTH STATISTICS)

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

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

Which version is better?

Popular alternative forms of Omar (#240 IN 2018) rated in the Top 2000 are Omer (#1707) and Umar (#1341). Adoption of these forms of Omar was at its most widespread in the year 2007 (AVERAGE #1377) and is somewhat lower today (#1096, 35.5%), with the form Omer becoming less in vogue.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Omar, Omer, Umar in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Omar is alike in pronunciation to Ameer, Ameir, Amer, Amir, Ammar, Ammer, Amor, Aymer, Emeer, Emir, Emyr, Imre, Iomhar, Umer and Ymir. Other suggested similar-sounding names are Adar, Bar, Bear, Czar, Damar, Dar, Demar, Edmar, Elmar, Ezar, Hamar, Homar, Ilar, Inar, Ivar, Iyar, Jamar, Jemar, Jimar, Jomar, Kumar, Lamar, Lemar, Mar, Oak, Ofir, Ohad, Ola, Olaf, Olav, Omari, Omero, Omri, Or, Oral, Oran, Orman, Oscar, Oskar, Osman, Osmar, Ota, Par, Tsar, Ulmar and Yaar. These names tend to be less frequently used than Omar.

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