Meaning and name origin
Naomi \na(o)-mi\ as a girl's name is pronounced nay-OH-mee. It is of Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Naomi is "pleasant". Biblical: an ancestress of Jesus, who after her sons Mahlon (whom Ruth was married to) and Chilion died, said, "Do not call me Naomi, call me Mara, for the Almighty has dealt very bitterly with me". The name came into English-speaking use in the 18th century. Noémi (no-AY-mee) is the Spanish form. Actress Naomi Watts.
Naomi is a very popular first name for females (#274 out of 4276, Top 6%) and a slightly less popular surname or last name for all people (#69743 out of 88799, Top 79%) (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Naomi for girls. Naomi reached its highest rank of #80 in the U.S. in 2014. (2014 statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Naomi and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Naomi (#80), Mara (#695), Noemi (#726), Naoma and Neoma. (2014 statistics).