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What does Omar mean?


Name:
Omar
Pronunciation:
\o-mar\
Gender:
boy
Meaning:
speaker; flourishing, long-lived
Origin:
Persian
Relate Names:
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Popularity

Omar is a very popular first name for men (#340 out of 1220) and also a very popular surname or last name for both men and women (#11175 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)

Introduction

Omar \o-mar\ as a boy's 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. Omar has 2 variant forms: Omarr and Omer. For more information, see also the related name Umar. Baby names that so