Omar Name Meaning

Muslim (found almost exclusively among Sunni Muslims): from an Arabic personal name of uncertain etymology. It is thought to be related to Arabic ?amir, which means ‘prosperous’, ‘full of life’, ‘large’, ‘substantial’. The root word ?umr means ‘life’. ?Umar bin al-Kha?t?tab was the second of the ‘rightly guided’ khalifs (ruled 634–44). He was known by the title al-Faruq ‘the distinguisher’, i.e. one who distinguishes between truth and falsehood. He was one of the Companions of the Prophet Muhammad. The Persian poet ?Umar al-Khayyam (1048–1125), also known in English as Omar Khayyam, is the author of the classic poem, the Rubaiyyat. Catalan: topographic name for someone who lived by a group of elm trees, from the collective form of om ‘elm’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Amar, Oman, Mar, Pomar, Omer, Hoar, Roman, Haar, Mak, Mars

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Omar Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    54%
  • House Painter

    8%
  • Housekeeping

    8%
  • Keeping House

    8%

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Omar family was Keeping House. The most common Omar occupation in the USA was Farmer. 54% of Omar's were Farmers. Farmer, House Painter and Housekeeping were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Omar.

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Between 1956 and 2004, Omar life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1993, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Omar in 1956 was 55, and 76 in 2004.

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