Omar: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Omar
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This name has Hebrew and Arabic roots, meaning "flourishing, long-lived, eloquent and gifted speaker". It can also be a variant of the Greek name Homer; others include: Omer, Omero and Omari. It is widely used in Islamic countries, varying from the original spelling 'Umar'.
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Omar ibn al-Khattāb, second Caliph of Muhammad.
Omar Khayyám, Persian philosopher, astronomer, mathematician, physician, and poet. He is best known for his classic poem, the Rubáiyát.
Omar Bradley, American five-star general and field commander.
Omar Sharif (born Michel Demitri Shalhoub), Egyptian actor, best known for his performance in "Dr. Zhivago" in the title role.
Omar Bongo, President of Gabon for 42 years (1967-2009).
Omar Rodriguez-Lopez, guitarist for the band Mars Volta.
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Omar Devone Little, character in the HBO series, "The Wire".
"Omar the Tentmaker", classic 1922 film.