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Gender: F Meaning of Naomi: "pleasantness" Origin of Naomi: Hebrew Naomi's Popularity in 2012: #81

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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 81, at an all-time popularity peak after breaking the top 100 for the first time in 2010.

Its 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.

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Famous People Named Naomi

Bible: mother-in-law of Ruth
Naomi Wolf, American writer
Naomi Campbell, English supermodel
Naomi Sims, American model
Naomi Novik, American novelist
Naomi Watts, Australian actress
Diana Ellen "Naomi" Judd, American singer
Naomi Scott, actress and singer
Naomi Foner Gyllenhaal, American screenwriter
Naomi Schor, American literary critic and theorist
Naomi Eerika Alexia Cabuli Turunen - Daughter of singer Tarja Turunen
Naomi Shihab Nye- American/Palestinian novelist and poet
Naomi David, blogger of Rockstar Diaries

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 "Nomi" Nickel, protagonist 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

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Naomi's International Variations

Noémie (French) Noemi (Spanish)