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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 and mother-in-law to Ruth, who after her sons 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 also pronounced similarly to Naama, Naima and Nioma. Other suggested similar baby names are Nani, Nanni and Noni.


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).

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