Omar Name Meaning & Origin

Omar

Pronunciation: OH-mahr (key)

Omar is well known as a name of Arabic origin, thanks to poet Omar Khayyam and actor Omar Sharif. It's also a biblical name, a Latino and African-American favorite, and the name of WWII General Omar Bradley. What do all those associations add up to? A name that's completely familiar but uncommonly striking.

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Omar is the name of someone who is strong in one's principles. Omar is the name of someone who is reliable, trustworthy, and authoritative. Omars are typically well-respected, and are very masculine.

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Nicknames for Omar

Big O, Omarr, Ome, Omer, Omy

Meanings and history of the name Omar

Origin: Arabic
Meaning: “speaker”

also Hebrew: “flourishing, long-lived”

Famous real-life people named Omar

Omar Epps (actor, singer/producer); Omar Sharif (actor); Omar Bradley (5-star general WWII); Omar Benson Miller (actor); Omar Samra (first Egyptian to climb Mount Everest); Omar Vizquel (baseball player)

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