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Gender: F Meaning of Naomi: "pleasantness" Origin of Naomi: Hebrew Naomi's Popularity in 2014: #80

This long-quiet Old Testament name seems to finally be finding favor with parents seeking a biblical name with a soft, melodic sound and a positive meaning, suddenly sounding fresher than the widely used Sarah, Rachel, and Rebecca. It's now, at Number 80, at an all-time popularity peak after breaking the top 100 for the first time in 2010.

Naomi's biblical reference is the wise mother-in-law of Ruth, and because of this it is a symbolic name given to girls on Shavuot when the Old Testament story of Ruth is read in the synagogue.

Beautiful black model Naomi Campbell and blond actress Naomi Watts have helped the modernization. Other namesakes are singer Naomi Judd and feminist writer Naomi Wolf.

The lovely French version is Noemie, in Italian Noemi.

Famous People Named Naomi

Mother-in-law of Ruth in Old Testament
Naomi R. Wolf, American author
Naomi Elaine Campbell, English model and actress
Naomi Ruth Sims, American model, businesswoman, and author
Naomi Novik, American writer
Naomi Ellen Watts, British/Australian actress
Naomi Judd, (born Diana Ellen Judd), American singer-songwriter and activist
Naomi Scott, English actress and singer
Naomi Foner Gyllenhaal, American screenwriter
Naomi Schor, American literary critic and theorist
Naomi Shihab Nye, American poet and novelist
Naomi Biden, granddaughter of VP Joe Biden, daughter of Hunter Biden; named after her late aunt, Naomi, who died at one year old

Pop Culture References for the name Naomi

Name of a child on the US TV series Star Trek: Voyager
Naomi Lapaglia, character in "The Wolf of Wall Street"
Naomi Clark, character on the TV show 90210
Naomi Leon, from Becoming Naomi Leon by Pam Munoz Ryan
Naomi Nickel, MC in "A Complicated Kindness" by Miriam Toews
Naomi Paige Porter, from the book "Memoirs of a Teenage Amnesiac"
Naomi Campbell, character on the UK tv show Skins
Naomi, character on "Private Practice" played by Audra McDonald
Naomi, character on "Supernatural" played by Amanda Tapping
Naomi Dobson Townsend, charatcer from Yesterday's child, by Barbara Wood
Naomi, Proffesional Wrestler
Naomi Nakashima, "Corpse Party" Manga, anime and video game.

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Naomi's International Variations

NoÉmie (French) Noemi (Spanish)