US Popularity:1166
Origin:Swahili
Other Origin(s):Arabic, Hebrew
Meaning:Populous, flourishing; Highest; Life; Follower of the Prophet; Speak, say
With the evergreen meanings of “populous” and “flourishing,” Omari comes from Swahili and is a variant of the Arabic names Omar and Umar. These positive attributes are a beautiful reminder for you and baby Omari as you go through life. When your little one grows up and develops into their unique self, Omari will allow them to thrive in different aspects you mightn’t even imagine now! Whether they flourish in their career, social sphere, or any other avenues for growth, this boy’s name will remind them to keep reaching for the sun. Omari may also translate to “life,” “highest,” or “follower of the Prophet” in Arabic, connecting baby to their faith. Its Hebrew definitions of “speak” or “say” could mean a gifted orator is in your midst, too.

Omari Name Popularity Data

The Bump Ranking

Overall:Omari is currently #1563 on The Bump
Boy:Omari is currently #859 on The Bump Boy Names

U.S. Births

Overall:Omari is currently #1166 in U.S. births
Boy:Omari is currently #579 in U.S. births

Yearly Ranking Change:

Year:
2023
#1164
in 2023
- 95
from 2022
In comparison to the previous year's data
Sources
  • Behind the Name, Omari, November 2020

  • Behind the Name, Umar, June 2023

  • 100,000+ Baby Names by Bruce Lansky, pg. 491

  • Behind the Name, Omar 2, December 2022

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