Omar: baby boy name meaning and popularity


Derived from the Arabic name Umar, meaning “life” or “flourishing.” Even though someday when he’s a teenager you’ll look at him slumped on the couch elbow-deep in a bag of Doritos and wonder how he’s alive at all, let alone flourishing.


Big O. Or, you know, not.

Famous people named Omar:

Actors Omar Epps and Omar Sharif; football players Omar Brown, Omar Bolden, and Omar Gaither; poet/physician/philosopher Omar Khayyam.

Fun fact:

A 2014 Palestinian drama called Omar has a whopping 90% approval rating on the website Rotten Tomatoes.

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