Etymology & Historical Origin of the Baby Name Omar

The name Omar s briefly mentioned in the Bible (Genesis 36:11) as one of the progeny of Esau (brother to Jacob, son of Isaac, grandson of Abraham). In Hebrew, the name translates to ‘says, talkative.’ Omar is also of Arabic origin (and often rendered as Umar) in which language it means ‘flourishing, long-lived.’ In the history of English-speaking countries, the name Omar was taken up by the Puritans and mainly popularized in America. Puritans typically selected lesser-known Biblical names to use for their children. More often, however, the name’s usage is tied to people of Arabic origin.

All About the Baby Name – Omar

Personality

OF THE BOY NAME OMAR

The Number 2 personality in numerology is all about cooperation and balance. It's the number of diplomats and mediators. They are not leaders, but strive rather for harmony in partnerships. These are the peacemakers. Equality and fairness are important in their dealings, and they are willing to share power and responsibility to achieve a harmonious outcome. This personality is calm and patient, waiting for things to evolve instead of pushing aggressively for an outcome. They are good-natured and easy-going, and care deeply on an emotional and spiritual plane. Twos appreciate beauty and nature and are intent on making the world a better place.

Popularity

OF THE BOY NAME OMAR

The name Omar has been in use in America at least since the U.S. government began tracking naming trends back in 1880. At the turn of the last century in 1900, the name Omar was not very popular. The name’s lowest point of usage came in the early 1940s when it barely hung onto a Top 1000 position. Things appeared to be turning around for the name in the 1960s when Omar started to make some semi-significant and consistent jumps up the charts. The height of Omar’s usage was during 2006 and 2007 when it reached position #131 on the charts. It doesn’t look like Omar is headed for a Top 100 position, but its usage level is nonetheless impressive. It is also a favorite among African-Americans. We hope to see this name continue to ‘flourish.’ The Hebrew etymology (talkative) is charming as well.

Quick Facts

ON OMAR

GENDER:

Boy

ORIGIN:

African-American

NUMBER OF SYLLABLES:

2

RANKING POPULARITY:

204

PRONUNCIATION:

O-mar

SIMPLE MEANING:

Talkative, flourishing

Characteristics

OF OMAR

Cooperative

Considerate

Compassionate

Nurturing

Sensitive

Patient

Loving

Kind

Gracious

Balanced

Cultural References to the Baby Name – Omar

Literary Characters

OF THE BABY NAME OMAR

We cannot find any significant literary characters by the name of Omar

Popular Songs

ON OMAR

Omar's Got a Problem
a song by Eddie From Ohio

Famous 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)

Children of Famous People

NAMED OMAR

We cannot find any children of famous people with the first name Omar

Historic Figures

WITH THE NAME OMAR

We cannot find any historically significant people with the first name Omar