From عمر (omar), Persian variant of Arabic عُمَر (ʿumar) (a name), a variant of عَامِر (ʿāmir) (flourishing), from عَمَرَ (ʿamara, “to live a long life”). The name saw popularity in the West following Edward FitzGerald's translation of Persian poet Omar Khayyam's Rubaiyat.
- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈəʊmɑː/
- (General American) IPA(key): /ˈoʊmɑɹ/
- Hyphenation: O‧mar
- (Islam) Omar bin al-Khattab, second Islamic Rashidun (a term meaning "rightly guided") caliph. Father-in-law and companion of Muhammad. Father of Hafsa. One of the ashara mubashara, ten companions or sahaba promised paradise. He was given the title farooq, meaning the one who distinguishes between right and wrong, by the prophet Muhammad. Commonly referred to as amir al-mumineen meaning commander of the faithful.
- A male given name from Persian
- A male given name from Arabic.