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Who Is The Most Famous Omar in The World?

Updated February 18, 2021 583 votes 28 voters 9.4k views65 items

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How many celebrities named Omar can you think of? The famous Omars below have many different professions, including notable actors named Omar, famous musicians named Omar, and even athletes named Omar.

Omar Epps is certainly one of the most famous Omars on this list. One of the famous actors named Omar, he made his feature film debut in 1992's Juice. Higher Learning, Love & Basketball, and House are among his notable projects.

Another of the famous people with the first name Omar is Omar Sharif. He is an actor who appeared in Lawrence of Arabia. He was also featured in such iconic films as Doctor Zhivago and Funny Girl.

There are also many famous athletes named Omar, such as boxer Omar Sheika, footballer Omar Sívori, and baseball player Omar Quintanilla. 

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  • 1
    1973-07-20
    21

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    Omar Hashim Epps (born July 20, 1973) is an American actor. His film roles include Juice, Higher Learning, The Wood, In Too Deep and Love and Basketball. His television work includes the role of Dr....  more

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  • 2
    Omar Sharif (Arabic: عمر الشريف‎, Egyptian Arabic pronunciation: [ˈʕomɑɾ eʃʃɪˈɾiːf]; born Michel Dimitri Chalhoub [miˈʃel dɪˈmitɾi ʃælˈhuːb]; 10 April 1932 – 10 July 2015) was an Egyptian actor of...  more

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  • 3
    1978-01-20
    17

    BirthplaceTrappes, France

    Omar Sy is a French actor and comedian. He is best known for his duo with Fred Testot, Omar et Fred, and for his role in The Intouchables. He received a César Award for Best Actor on 24 February 2012...  more
  • 4
    1974-04-10
    13

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    Omar Metwally (born 1974) is an American actor. He is best known for his roles in Rendition (2007), Munich (2005) and Miral (2010). He has also appeared in the roles of Dr. Vik Ullah in the Showtime...  more
  • 5
    1959-02-12
    17

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, USA

    Omar Hakim (born February 12, 1959) is an American jazz, jazz fusion and pop music drummer, producer, arranger and composer. He has worked with Weather Report, David Bowie, Sting, Madonna, Dire...  more

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  • 6
    1976-06-29
    17

    BirthplaceUSA, Easton, Pennsylvania

    Omar Doom (born June 29, 1976) is an American actor, musician and artist. Doom is best known to film audiences for his role as PFC Omar Ulmer in the 2009 film, Inglourious Basterds, directed by...  more
  • 7
    1976-10-19
    11

    BirthplaceLos Angeles, USA, California

    Omar M. Gooding Sr., also known by his stage name, "Big O",(born October 19, 1976) is an American actor, rapper, voice artist, and comedian....  more
  • 8
    10

    BirthplaceLos Angeles, California, USA

    Omar Benson Miller (born October 7, 1978) is an American actor....  more
  • 9
    1977-02-20
    10

    BirthplacePaterson, New Jersey

    Omar Sheika (born February 20, 1977) is an American former professional boxer and multiple time super middleweight world title challenger. He is of Palestinian descent....  more
  • 10
    1987-06-18
    14

    BirthplaceGuadalajara, Mexico

    Omar Arellano Riverón (born June 18, 1987) is a Mexican football Midfielder. He currently plays for Herediano in the Costa Rican first division. His nickname is "La Pina"....  more
  • 11
    1950-01-01
    14

    BirthplaceMcComb, Mississippi, United States of America

    Omar Kent Dykes (born Kent Dykes, 1950, McComb, Mississippi, United States) is an American blues guitarist and singer, living in Austin, Texas. In 1973 he formed the band, Omar & the Howlers. The...  more
  • 12

    BirthplaceBayamón, Puerto Rico

    Omar Alfredo Rodríguez-López (born September 1, 1975) is an American guitarist, songwriter, producer and filmmaker. He is known for being the guitarist and band-leader of The Mars Volta from 2001...  more
  • 13
    1979-07-20
    16

    BirthplaceTangier, Morocco

    Omar Berdouni (born 20 July 1979) is a Moroccan actor. He has starred in a number of feature films including The Hamburg Cell, United 93, "The Situation", The Kingdom and Extraordinary Rendition,...  more
  • 14
    1977-09-27
    16

    BirthplaceJordan

    Omar Naim (Arabic: عمر نعيم‎; born 27 September 1977) is a Lebanese film director and screenwriter best known for writing and directing the 2004 film The Final Cut....  more
  • 15
    1981-01-01
    13

    BirthplaceSaudi Arabia

    Omar bin Osama bin Mohammed bin Awad bin Laden, better known as Omar bin Laden, is one of the sons of Osama bin Laden and his first wife and first cousin Najwa Ghanem. He is the fourth-eldest son...  more
  • 16
    1968-10-14
    11

    BirthplaceLondon, United Kingdom

    Omar Christopher Lye-Fook MBE, known professionally as Omar, is a British soul singer, songwriter and musician. Omar grew up in Canterbury, Kent. He learned his craft classically, playing the...  more
  • 17
    1981-07-07
    14

    BirthplaceLjubljana, Slovenia

    Omar Kareem Naber (born 7 July 1981) is a Slovenian singer, songwriter and guitar player. He first represented Slovenia at the Eurovision Song Contest 2005 in Kyiv with the song "Stop" and for a...  more
  • 18
    1935-10-02
    11

    BirthplaceSan Nicolás de los Arroyos, Argentina

    Enrique Omar Sívori (Spanish: [enˈrike oˈmaɾ ˈsiβoɾi], Italian: [ˈɔːmar ˈsiːvori]; 2 October 1935 – 17 February 2005) was an Italian-Argentine football player and manager who played as a forward. At...  more

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  • 19
    1974-01-01
    7

    BirthplaceDenmark, Eurasia, Copenhagen

    Omar Shargawi is an actor, screenwriter, cinematographer and film director....  more
  • 20
    1952-10-24
    13

    BirthplacePuerto Armuelles, Chiriquí, Panama

    Omar Renán Moreno Quintero (born October 24, 1952) is a former center fielder who played from 1975 through 1986 in Major League Baseball. He was best known for his years with the Pittsburgh Pirates,...  more
  • 21
    1975-12-22
    9

    BirthplaceDecatur, Georgia, USA

    Omar J. Dorsey is an American actor....  more
  • 22
    1980-03-04
    6

    BirthplaceLos Mochis, Mexico

    Omar Bravo Tordecillas (born 4 March 1980) is a Mexican footballer who plays as a striker for UdeG of the Ascenso MX. He is Guadalajara's all-time leading scorer in all matches....  more
  • 23
    1965-04-10
    9

    BirthplaceCamagüey, Cuba

    Omar Sosa (born April 10, 1965) is a Cuban-born composer, bandleader, and jazz pianist....  more
  • 24
    11

    BirthplaceEl Paso, Texas

    Omar Quintanilla (born October 24, 1981) is an American professional baseball infielder who is currently a free agent. He has played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Rockies (2005–2009), Texas...  more
  • 25
    1944-01-01
    7

    BirthplaceHosh Bannaga, Sudan

    Omar Hassan Ahmad al-Bashir (Arabic: عمر حسن أحمد البشير‎, pronounced [ba'ʃiːr]; born 29 February 1944) is a Sudanese politician who served as the seventh President of Sudan from 1989 to 2019 and...  more

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