Heartnah-EE-mah; NYE-ma
Arabic, Scandinavian variation of Naema
"tranquil; pleasantness"

Naima Origin and Meaning

The name Naima is a girl's name meaning "tranquil; pleasantness".

As an Arabic name, the normal transcription is Na'ima, with an apostrophe. It was a Top 200 name in France in the 1970s and '80s, and ranked in the US Top 1000 from 2005 to 2008.

Naima can also be a variation of Naema, a Scandinavian form of Naomi.

# 944 in the US

Naima Rank in US Top 1000

Naima Popularity

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Famous People Named Naima

  • Naima Morawinner of America's Next Top Model (cycle 4) Naima Adedapo , contestant on season 10 of American Idol

Naima in Pop Culture

  • John Coltrane song named after his wife Naima
  • Angelique Kidjo song for her daughter

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