Naomi Name Meaning & Origin

Naomi

Pronunciation: nay-OH-mee (key)

Origin of the name Naomi:

The Anglicized form of the Hebrew Naami, which is a variant of Naamah (pleasant, beautiful, delightful).

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

Related Names:

Noemi, Noemie

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Mimi, Nomi, Nay, NayNay, Omie

Meanings and history of the name Naomi: | Edit

The Biblical Ruth stayed with her mother-in-law, Naomi, after Naomi's son (Ruth's husband) had died. Together they traveled back to Naomi's home town, where Ruth remarried, had a baby, and became the great-grandmother of King David.
Hebrew "the pleasant one" "beautiful"

Disagree that it's "an anglicized version" of a different Hebrew name, it's just pronounced differently in Hebrew - nah-o-me (in Hebrew spelled nun ayin mem yud). My Israeli, Hebrew speaking mother explained it to me as meaning "my pleasant one". In essence it is a contraction of naem, which means pleasant/pleasantness, and sheli, which means mine. Also in the book of Ruth Naomi changed her name to Mara once her husband and all her sons died - from pleasant (Naomi) to bitter (Mara).

Famous real-life people named Naomi: | Edit

Naomi Campbell, British Supermodel
Naomi(Nay) Wolf, American writer
Naomi Judd, American singer
Naomi Sims, American model
Naomi(Nai) Davis, American writer
Naomi Novik, American novelist
Naomi Watts, Australian actress
Naomi Scott(NayNay), actress and singer
Naomi Foner Gyllenhaal, American screenwriter
Naomi(Nay)—Angel of the Lord on CW's Supernatural
Naomi Klein, American/Canadian author, journalist, and political thinker

Naomi in song, story & screen: | Edit

"Naomi", a song by American indie rock band Neutral Milk Hotel
Naomi Clark on the TV show "90210"
Dr. Naomi Bennett, character on TV show "Private Practice"
Naomi Campbell, character on the british TV show Skins
Naomi—Angel of the Lord on CW's Supernatural (Season 8)
Becoming Naomi Leon, a popular children's novel by Pam Munoz Ryan
Naomi Nakashima, one of the protagonists in the "Corpse Party" horror anime
Naomi Wildman, character on the tv show Star Trek: Voyager.
Naomi Belfort, the wife of Jordan Belfort in the movie "The Wolf of Wall Street"
"Omie Wise," murder ballad sung by Doc Watson about the true story of Naomi Wise

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