Gender Masculine
Scripts عمر(Arabic)
Pronounced Pron. ‘OO-mar(Arabic)
‘O-mar(Egyptian Arabic)

Meaning & History

Alternate transcription of Arabic عمر (see Umar). This is the usual English spelling of the 12th-century poet Umar Khayyam's name. In his honour it has sometimes been used in the English-speaking world, notably for the American general Omar Bradley (1893-1981).

Related Names

Other Languages & CulturesUmar, Umaru(Hausa) Umar(Indonesian) Ömer(Turkish) Umar(Urdu) Oumar, Oumarou(Western African)
Same SpellingOmar 2
User SubmissionsÓmar, Ömər, Omár


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Entry updated April 5, 2022