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Popularity Over Time: How Many Boys Have Been Named Omar
This chart illustrates how many Boys were named Omar in the U.S. since 1880.
A few facts about the boy's name Omar:
Records indicate that 85,765 boys in the United States have been named Omar since 1880.
The greatest number of people were given this name in 2007, when 3,171 people in the U.S. were given the name Omar. Those people are now 12 years old.
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Comments about the name Omar
Based on the comments submitted below
8 Positive Comments
"This is my name! I was named after the late actor Omar Sharif." Oct. 27, 2017:
"I only know one guy named Omar, who was a childhood friend of mine. His parents are from different continents but he liked to listen to tejano music. His Dad wasn't even from the Middle East so I don't know what inspired him to pick the name. His name always stuck out when I would say "my buddy Omar." He's a good guy, even though he's a bit of a social misfit. The name suits him." Apr. 28, 2016:
"i kno a lot of people called omar
its very common in mexico
my uncle and my cousin are called omar.
a good friend is called omar. and also my
best friend's cousin. i really like the name..." Jan. 6, 2010:
"MY name is Omar, its of arabic origin, and I think its one of those short names that depend on the way your last name sounds for it to sound nice or not. Omer is a wrong way to spell it." Jan. 21, 2008:
"I work in global markets and travel extensively to different countries. If my son Omar, travels he won't have to spell his name! Everybody knows how to write it!
Furthermore, it is short, so I call my son by his name and not by a nickname." Jun. 24, 2007:
"This name is a Muslim name and has spread from Arabia to Mexico. (Due to the Muslims ruling Spain in which many Spanish renamed themselves to Omar after converting to Islam, and kept this name until the migration to Central America)" Jun. 18, 2007:
"this is a cool name but it doesn't mean first born like a user commented (it means a person with a long rich life)" Jul. 27, 2006:
"'I have a friend called Omar n hes so sexy :p kidddin hunni x x" Dec. 6, 2005:
6 Neutral Comments
"I am in rehearsal to play Judge Omar Gaffney in a revival of "Harvey." The original production opened in 1944, and the first actor to play Judge Gaffney was 82. The only prominent American Omar that I know from that period is General Omar Bradley, who was named after a local newspaper editor in Missouri. Edward Fitzgerald's translation of "The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam" was published in 1859, and I conjecture that some people who were fond of those poems named their sons after the poet." May. 23, 2019:
"I've only met one Omar. He is very cute and friendly." Oct. 17, 2014:
"This is my fathers middle name. A good strong name" Sep. 2, 2011:
"Omar is my brother's name. I have not met another Omar besides my brother." Oct. 18, 2008:
"This is my husbands name and I dont like it. He was named after his father and I refused to name my son (first or middle) that name." Dec. 13, 2007:
"i love this name! its such a cute name and it means first born" Jun. 19, 2005:
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