Quick Facts on Omar
- African-American, Arabic, Hebrew
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Etymology & Historical Origin - 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.
Popularity of the 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.
Popularity of the Boy Name Omar
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Cultural References to the Baby Name - Omar
Literary Characters of the Baby Name Omar
Omar We cannot find any significant literary characters with the first name Omar.
Popular Songs on Omar
Omar's Got a Problem - a song by Eddie From Ohio
Children's Books on the Baby Name Omar
Benny and Omar (Eoin Colfer) - Benny, an Irish lad who finds himself transplanted, along with his family, to Tunisia must struggle with a new school very different from what he knew; he takes solace in meeting Omar, a new friend who helps him adjust to the lay of the land in his new home. Recommended for ages 10-14.
Omar on Ice (Maryann Kovalski) - The Detroit Free Press says "Omar on Ice has a wintry backdrop. But the story and artwork are as warm as a winter sweater…a nice choice for little ones from 3 to 7, who might be struggling with new skills." - The Detroit Free Press . Maryann Kovalski also wrote “Omar on Board” which is a gentle tale of friendship and “Omar’s Halloween.” A delightful series about a sweet bear cub. Recommended for ages 3-7.
Famous People Named Omar
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
Famous People who Named their Son Omar - We cannot find any celebrities or famous people who have named their child Omar.
Omar - Boy Baby Name - Historic Figures
Omar - We cannot find any historically significant people with the first 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.
Variations of the Baby Name - Omar