Origin: Hebrew, Arabic
Alternate spellings: Omarr, Omer
Omar has roots in several different languages. In Arabic, it’s a variation of the name Umar, which means “popular, flourishing,” and is derived from the Arabic word umr which means “life.”
In Hebrew, Omar means “speaker,” or “talkative,” a definition that will make sense once your toddler starts to babble and is never silent again. Omar had a slight increase in popularity in the 1960′s, possibly due to a beloved movie starring an Omar. (See #1.) It has very slowly gotten more popular over the decades.
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