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Gender: Female Meaning of Naomi: "pleasantness" Origin of Naomi: Hebrew Naomi's Popularity in 2017: #69

The name Naomi is a girl's name of Hebrew origin meaning "pleasantness". Naomi is ranked #69 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Bible Names for Girls and discussed in our forums with posts like "DROP 2, ADD 1 (Girls!!!)".

From the experts:

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 more popular than ever 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.

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Famous People Named Naomi

Naomi, Biblical mother-in-law of Ruth
Naomi Elaine Campbell, British model and actress
Naomi Ellen Watts, British/Australian actress
Diana Ellen "Naomi" Judd, American singer-songwriter and activist
Naomi Smalls, stage name of Davis Heppenstall, American drag queen of "Rupaul's Drag Race"
Naomi R. Wolf, American feminist author
Naomi Ruth Sims, American model, businesswoman, and author
Naomi Novik, American writer
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 Scott, writer and wife of actor Adam Scott
Naomi, ring name of Trinity McCray, American pro wrestler
Tamlyn Naomi Tomita, Japanese-born American actress and singer
Naomi Rachel King (b. 1970), daughter of novelist Stephen King
Naomi Christina Biden, late daughter of U.S. VP Joe Biden
Naomi Biden, granddaughter of Joe Biden, daughter of Hunter Biden; named after her late aunt, Naomi
Naomi Cooper (b. 2008), daughter of dancers Adam Cooper and Sarah Wildor
Naomi Costa (b. 2011), daughter of dancer Ashly DelGrosso and Mike Costa
Naomi Wallace (b. 2014), daughter of TV personalities Christinna Cook and Dalonte Wallace of "16 and Pregnant"

Pop Culture References for the name Naomi

Naomi Lapaglia, character in film "The Wolf of Wall Street"
Naomi Clark, character on TV's "90210"
Naomi Leon, character in Becoming Naomi Leon by Pam Munoz Ryan
Naomi Nickel, main character in "A Complicated Kindness" by Miriam Toews
Naomi Paige Porter, character in "Memoirs of a Teenage Amnesiac"
Naomi Campbell, character on British TV series "Skins"
Naomi, character on TV's "Private Practice"
Naomi, character on "Supernatural"
Naomi Dobson Townsend, charatcer from Yesterday's child, by Barbara Wood
Naomi Nakashima, character in manga/anime/video game "Corpse Party"
Naomi 'Noomi' McCool, character in Rainbow Rowell's Landline
Naomi Wildman, character on TV's "Star Trek: Voyager"
Naomi Turner, character on TV's "Elena of Avalor"
Naomi Rodriguez, character in the musical "21 Chump Street"
Naomi Harper, character on the sitcom "Mama's Family"

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Naomi's International Variations

Noémie (French) Noemi (Spanish)