Omar (name)

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Omar
Pronunciation/ˈmɑːr/
/ˈmər/
Arabic: [ˈʕomar]
Spanish: [oˈmaɾ]
Turkish: [œˈmæɾ]
Urdu: [ɔːˈmər]
Hebrew: ['omeʁ]
Gendermale
Origin
Word/nameSemitic (Hebrew, Arabic)
MeaningArabic: flourishing, long-lived Hebrew: eloquent and gifted speaker

Omar, Omer, Ömer, Umer or Umar (Arabic: عمر‎), is a masculine given name of Arabic origin that originates from an ancient Levantine Semitic name.[1] It is a common name in Arab and Muslim populations in general, as well as in Spanish-speaking countries. In Arabic, its pronunciation differs based on the spoken varieties of Arabic and consequently in its transcription.

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Omar[edit]

Oumar[edit]

  • Oumar Barro (born 1974), Burkinabé (from Burkina Faso) footballer
  • Oumar Dieng (born 1972), Senegalese footballer
  • Oumar Diouck (born 1994), Senegalese-born Belgian footballer
  • Oumar Kalabane (born 1981), Guinean footballer
  • Oumar Loum (born 1973), Senegalese athlete who competes in the 200 metres
  • Oumar Mariko (born 1959), Malian doctor, politician and noted former student activist
  • Oumar Niasse (born 1990), Senegalese footballer
  • Oumar Sène (born 1959), former Senegalese football midfielder
  • Oumar Tchomogo (born 1978), Beninese football player
  • Oumarou Ganda (1935–1981), Nigerian director and actor

Omer[edit]

Ömer[edit]

Umar[edit]

Surname[edit]

Omar[edit]

  • Adil Omar (born 1991), Pakistani hip-hop artist
  • Ayesha Omar, Pakistani actress and singer
  • Don Omar (born 1978), Puerto Rican rapper (full name "William Omar Landrón Rivera")
  • Elyas Omar (1936–2018), third Mayor of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • Hairuddin Omar (born 1979), Malaysian professional footballer
  • Ilhan Omar (born 1981), Somali-American U.S. Representative for Minnesota's 5th congressional district
  • Mahmoud Abdel Salam Omar, Egyptian businessman
  • Mohammed Omar (born c. 1959), leader of the Taliban of Afghanistan and former ruler of Afghanistan
  • Mohd Hamzani Omar (born 1978), Malaysian footballer
  • Nano Omar (born 1986), Swedish singer-songwriter

Omaar[edit]

Omer, Ömer[edit]

Oumar / Oumarou[edit]

  • Mamane Oumarou (born 1946), Nigerian political figure who served two brief periods as prime minister of Niger during the 1980s

Umar[edit]

Omarova[edit]

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