Our Omani name database contains 3.827 Omani first names and 639 Omani surnames categorized by gender and frequency. After payment you can download the Omani name database in CSV, SQL or JSON format and use it freely in your projects. Asia is not very well organised and only have a few open data initiatives. The list of names from countries like have a reasonable quality but are limited. The Omani names are validated using official governmental databases we received in other countries which contained Omani names as well. To create the Omani name database we used 9.813 validated Omani social media profiles. We have a detailed explanation of our methodology and illustrate our approach with several examples.

Omani first names

In Oman, parents typically choose a first name for their child based on cultural and religious traditions. The most common names are Arabic in origin and have religious significance. The name may also be chosen to honor a family member or ancestor. The parents may also seek guidance from religious leaders or family members before making a final decision.

Popular male Omani names

First name Frequency*1 Percentage*1 Alternative countries*2
Ahmed 241 3.2% Egyptian Dutch Saudi Arabian
Mohammed 191 2.5% Egyptian Saudi Arabian Indian
Ali 160 2.1% Turkish Pakistani American
Abu 132 1.7% Saudi Arabian Bangladeshi Nigerian
Abdullah 129 1.7% Turkish Pakistani Saudi Arabian
Mohamed 113 1.5% Egyptian Dutch Algerian
Khalid 71 0.9% Pakistani Saudi Arabian Egyptian
Muhammad 66 0.9% Pakistani Indonesian Malaysian
Al 65 0.9% American British Indonesian
Ibrahim 55 0.7% Turkish Egyptian Nigerian
  • *1 The Frequency and Percentage are based on 9.813 Omani social media profiles from which 7.633 (78%) is male.
  • *2 Alternative countries are countries where this first name also is used. They are sorted on popularity.

Popular female Omani names

First name Frequency*1 Percentage*1 Alternative countries*2
Um 60 2.8% Brazilian Saudi Arabian Emirati
Rana 28 1.3% Pakistani Egyptian Turkish
Sarah 19 0.9% British American Canadian
Fatma 19 0.9% Turkish Egyptian Dutch
Maryam 18 0.8% Pakistani American Egyptian
Alaa 17 0.8% Egyptian Saudi Arabian Iraqi
Sara 16 0.7% American Spanish Italian
Raja 16 0.7% Indian Pakistani Indonesian
Hilal 14 0.6% Turkish Dutch Indian
Aisha 14 0.6% American British Nigerian
  • *1 The Frequency and Percentage are based on 9.813 Omani social media profiles from which 2.180 (22%) is female.
  • *2 Alternative countries are countries where this first name also is used. They are sorted on popularity.

Popular Omani surnames

In Oman, surnames are passed down from the father. Children take on their father's surname as their own. The use of a mother's surname is not common in Oman. However, if a woman marries and takes on her husband's surname, she may also use it in addition to her father's surname.

Last name Frequency*1 Percentage*1 Alternative countries*2
Ali 237 2.4% Pakistani Egyptian Indian
Khan 202 2.1% Pakistani Indian Bangladeshi
Ahmed 168 1.7% Egyptian Pakistani Bangladeshi
Albalushi 149 1.5% Bahraini American British
Mohammed 84 0.9% Egyptian Saudi Arabian Nigerian
Said 79 0.8% Egyptian American Indonesian
Oman 74 0.8% American British Swedish
Salim 73 0.7% Indonesian Egyptian Indian
Abdullah 70 0.7% Saudi Arabian Pakistani Egyptian
Kumar 59 0.6% Indian American Pakistani
  • *1 The Frequency and Percentage are based on 9.813 Omani social media profiles.
  • *2 Alternative countries are countries where this last name also is used. They are sorted on popularity.