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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 has 10 variant forms: Naoma, Naomia, Naomie, Nayomi, Navit, Neoma, Neomi, Noami, Noemi and Noemie.


Naomi is a very popular first name for females (#274 out of 4276) and a slightly less popular surname or last name for all people (#69743 out of 88799) (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Naomi for girls (2015 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Naomi name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Naomi outside U.S.

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Naomi and its variant forms. Variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Mara, Naoma, Naomi, Neoma and Noemi. (2015 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Mara, Naoma, Naomi, Neoma, Noemi in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Mara, Naomi outside U.S.

Similar Names

Naomi is also pronounced similarly to Naama, Naima and Nioma. Other suggested similar baby names are Nani, Nanni and Noni. These names tend to be less commonly used than Naomi.


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