Amar is a Sanskrit and Arabic baby boy name that means “immortal” or “to live long”. While not popular in the US, Amar is the Bosnian variant spelling that is also popular in France and Slovenia. Amar is a great alternative to the more common Omar.

Meaning of the name Amar:

Sanskrit: immortal
Arabic, Bosnian: to live long

Origin of the name Amar:

Amar is a baby boy’s name of Sanskrit and Arabic origin. In Sanskrit, Amar means “immortal”. Amar is also the Bosnian spelling of the Arabic name Ammar, meaning “to live long”.

Symbolism of the name Amar:

Amar means “immortal” or “to live long”. Common symbols of immortality and long life include pine trees, cranes, the sun, water, mountains, and turtles.

Style of the name Amar:


Gender of the name Amar:

Amar is a boy's name.

Pronunciation of the name Amar:


Number of syllables in the name Amar:


Emotion evoked from the name Amar:

Amar evokes feelings of wisdom and friendliness.

Alternative spellings for the name Amar:

Ammar, Emar

Nicknames for the name Amar:

  • Am
  • Ami
  • Mar
  • Mari
  • Ari

Popularity of the name Amar:

According to the Social Security Administration, Amar is an uncommon baby boy’s name. Amar has never appeared on the top 1000 baby names list.

Related names for the name Amar:

  • Imran
  • Omar 
  • Ehsan
  • Amad
  • Tariq
  • Hasaan
  • Nadim
  • Samir 
  • Rajesh

Great middle names for the name Amar and their meanings:

  • Kadir (capable, powerful, mighty)
  • Jamaal (beauty)
  • Farid (unique, precious)
  • Esmail (God will hear)
  • Lev (heart, lion)
  • Eliezer (God helps)
  • Zamir (song, bird)
  • Ehsan (charity)

Famous people with the name Amar:

  • Amar Ramasar (American ballet dancer)
  • Amar Gopal Bose (American entrepreneur)
  • Qazi Abdul “Amar” Jaleel (Pakistani novelist)
  • Amar Gupta (Indian-American computer scientist)
  • Amar Ezzahi (Algerian singer)

Amar in popular culture:

  • Sheik Amar (film, “Prince of Persia: Sands of Time”)
  • Amar (literature, “Divergent” series by Veronica Roth)
  • Amar (film, “Amar”)
  • Amar (video games, “Granblue”)
  • Amar (video games, “Final Fantasy XI”)sna