Naomi - Meaning of Naomi

What does Naomi mean?

[ 3 syll. nao-mi, na-omi ] The baby girl name Naomi is pronounced as NeyOWMiy †.

1: Naomi is mainly used in the English, German, Hebrew, and Japanese languages. Its language of origin is Hebrew. A biblical name, it is derived from the word 'noam' meaning sweetness, pleasantness, my delight. The name was borne in the Bible by the mother-in-law of Ruth. It is a traditional Jewish name. Among English speakers, it was taken up by the Puritans in the 17th century; today it is well used outside the Jewish community.

Naomi is a widely used name; it has 30 variant forms that are used in English and other languages. Variant forms of Naomi used in English include Naemi, Naimi, Namy, Naoma, Naome, Naomea, Naomee, Naomey, Naomia, Nayomi, Neomah, Neomy, Niomi, Noami, Noemi (used in German and Italian too), Noemie, Noémi, Noémie (used in French too), Noima, Noma, Nomi, Nyome, and Nyomi. The variant spellings Naomie, Naomy, and Neomi are other English forms.

Foreign variant forms include Neoma (Greek), Noemí (Spanish), Nohemi (Spanish), and Noomi (Hebrew).

2: Naomi is of Japanese origin and it is also predominantly used in the Japanese language. Here, the meaning is 'beautiful correction'.

See also the related categories, puritans, english, hebrew, delight, mother, beautiful (fair), japanese, biblical, and german.

Naomi is a popular baby girl name, and it is also considered trendy. The name's popularity has been increasing since the 1960s. At the recent height of its usage in 2018, 0.207% of baby girls were given the name Naomi. It was #64 in rank then. Within all girl names in its family, Naomi was the most popular in 2018. Naomi was used 10 times more than the subsequent ranked name, Noemi, in that year.

Baby names that sound like Naomi include Naomie, Nayomi, Neomi, Neomy, Na'ima, Naama, Naamah, Naeemah, Nai'a, Naima, Naimah, Naimi, Namono, Nanami, Nanone, Nayana, Neema, Neoma, Neomah, and Nimue.

† English pronunciation for Naomi: N as in "knee (N.IY)" ; EY as in "ate (EY.T)" ; OW as in "oak (OW.K)" ; M as in "me (M.IY)" ; IY as in "eat (IY.T)"

Details of famous persons named Naomi:
Actress Naomi Watts, born 28 September 1968, Shoreham, England.
Model Naomi Campbell, born 22 May 1970, London, England.

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