[ 2 syll. noa(m), no-am ] The baby boy name Noam is pronounced as NOW-aeM †. Noam is used chiefly in the English and Hebrew languages, and its origin is Hebrew. It is derived literally from the word 'noam' which means sweetness, pleasantness, my delight. The name is of the same roots as Naomi. It is known from the American linguist and philosopher Avram Noam Chomsky (1928-). The name Naama (Hebrew) is the female form of Noam.
Noam is unusual as a baby name for boys. It is not listed in the top 1000 names.
† Pronunciation for Noam: N as in "knee (N.IY)" ; OW as in "oak (OW.K)" ; AE as in "at (AE.T)" ; M as in "me (M.IY)"
A famous person named Noam is Author Noam Chomsky, born 7 December 1928, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.