The meaning of the name “Naomi” is different in several languages, countries and cultures and has more than one possibly same or different meanings available.
Additional information: Hebrew language, this name is used as a feminine name by the Jewish people. It was very commonly used and can even be seen in an Old Testament context with Naomi the mother in law of Ruth. This makes the name a Biblical name as well that is used by Christians around the world. The name holds the meaning "pleasantness". In Japan, the name Naomi is a unisex name that has existed for centuries. It is completely unrelated to the Hebrew origin. The Japanese meaning is "honest, beautiful self".
Naomi is a name that does not have many variations. There are no commonly used alternate spellings, but the name is sometimes misspelled as Neomi or Naomy. Some variations that exist in non-English speaking countries are Noemi, Nohemi, Noemie, Na’omi, or Noemin. No short forms of Naomi are used frequently.
Popular usage of Naomi has been ongoing since 1880. In 2014 it was ranked in the top 100 most popular female baby names in 5 countries with New Zealand ranking it 97th, the US ranking it at 80th place, Canada ranking it in 79th, Mexico in 62nd, and the Netherlands ranking it 40th most popular. In the UK, the name peaked at 75th most popular in 1996, but it has gone down in usage to 147th most popular in 2014. In the US, the name has only dropped out of the top 400 most popular female baby names 3 times between 1880 and 2014.
Some famous personalities and celebrities named Naomi are Naomi Campbell, a model; Naomi Scott, an actress; Naomi Watts, an actress; Naomi Shihab Nye, a poet; and Naomi Kyle, a TV host.
Pronunciation: (nay O mee) Form of: Itself (Naomi)
Considering Naomi as a Baby Name?
The first thing you should know if you are considering Naomi for your baby's name is that in most countries all over the world the name Naomi is a girl name.
The name Naomi is of Hebrew origin, and is used in more than one countries and different languages of the world, especially English speaking countries, Hebrew speaking countries, Japanese speaking countries among others.
If you consider naming your baby Naomi we recommend you take note of the special meaning and history of the name as your baby’s name will play a big role in its life and your baby will hear it spoken every day. Searching for a name is a very important and fun process as it’s the very first gift you will give to your baby. Many people believe that the name can affect success in life, through their children's working career and other circumstances, so they choose more “respectable” names or name meanings as they believe that the name meaning reflects the personality of the child.
Naomi Name Meaning
The meaning of Naomi has more than one different etymologies. It has same or different meanings in other countries and languages. The different meanings of the name Naomi are:
Hebrew meaning: Beautiful, pleasant, delightful
Japanese meaning: Beautiful honesty
Keep in mind that many names may have different meanings in other countries and languages, so be careful that the name that you choose doesn’t mean something bad or unpleasant. Search comprehensively and find the name meaning of Naomi and its name origin or of any other name in our database. Also note the spelling and the pronunciation of the name Naomi and check the initials of the name with your last name to discover how it looks and sounds. The history and meaning of the name Naomi is fascinating, learn more about it. (If you know more meanings of the name and you would like to contribute click here to submit another name meaning).
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Name Naomi Categories
The name Naomi is in the following categories: Biblical Names, Christian Names, English Names, Hebrew Names, Japanese Names, Jewish Names. (If you would like to suggest one or more categories for the name, click here). We have plenty of different baby name categories to search for special meanings plus popular and unique names, search our database before choosing but also note that baby name categories designed to help you and not to be an influential factor when choosing a name. Instead, we recommend that you pay a greater attention to the origin and meaning of the name Naomi. Read our baby name articles for useful tips regarding baby names and naming your baby. If you are thinking of giving your baby the beautiful name Naomi, spread the love and share this with your friends.
Popularity of the Name Naomi
Below you will find the popularity of the baby name Naomi displayed annually, from 1880 to the present day in our name popularity chart. Hover over or click on the dots that represent a year to see how many babies were given the name for that year, for both genders, if available.
Naomi Boy Name Popularity Chart
Naomi Girl Name Popularity Chart
Note:The data above is from the Social Security Administrator of United States, (more info here) from Social Security card applications for births in US for every name, from 1880 up to the present year. The gender associated with the name might be incorrect, as the data presents the record applications without being edited for errors. The name's popularity and ranking is announced annually, so the data for this year will not be available until next year. The more babies that are given a name, the higher popularity ranking the name receives. For names with the same popularity, the tie is solved by assigning popularity rank in alphabetical order. This means that if two or more names have the same popularity their rankings may differ significantly, as they are set in alphabetical order. If a name has less than five occurrences, the SSA excludes it from the provided data to protect privacy.
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