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Origin, Meaning, And History Of Naomi

Naomi is believed to be of Hebrew or Japanese descent. In Hebrew, it means “pleasantness,” and the name appears in the Hebrew religious text, the Book of Ruth. In the text, a woman from Moab called Ruth tells her Israelite mother-in-law Naomi that she has accepted Yahweh as God. Those who converted to Judaism hold this book in high regard. In Japanese, the name Naomi refers to “straight” or “direct” from “nao” and “beautiful” from “mi.”

The masculine form of the name is Noam. However, it can be used for girls as well. The French variant of Noam is Noham. Another popular version of Naomi is Noemi, which is used in French, German, Hungarian, Italian, and many other languages. The name is also spelled Noêmia in Portuguese and Nohemi in Spanish.

The name has made a mark in popular culture. Naomi appears in the science fiction series of novels The Expanse as one of the central characters, Naomi Nagata. She is the chief engineer and executive officer in the Rocinante, a salvaged Martian naval gunship. The popular manga series Death Note features Naomi Misora as one of the characters.

In the 2013 hit The Wolf of Wall Street, actress Margot Robbie played Naomi Lapaglia, the second wife of stockbroker Jordan Belfort. More recently, Naomi is the name of American TV series based on the comic book series of the same name by DC Comics. The main character in this series is Naomi McDuffie, who sets out to dig into a supernatural event. The show premiered in 2022. The fourth series of the Beverly Hills, titled “90210” had Naomi Clark, a character with negative shades while Grey’s Anatomy spin-off Private Practice also has a character named Dr Naomi Benett. The name is a preferred choice for parents who want a sweet-sounding name for their little ones.


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Pleasantness; Beautiful
1 word, 5 letters, 3 vowels, 2 consonants
Short and easy to pronounce

How To Pronounce Naomi?

Pronounced as nao-mee

The way you pronounce a name can make all the difference.

Listen to the sound of the name Naomi in English.

Famous People With The Name Naomi

  • Naomi OsakaHaitian-Japanese professional tennis player, four-time Grand Slam singles champion
  • Naomi CampbellBritish supermodel
  • Naomi AldermanEnglish novelist and game writer, recipient of Women’s Prize for fiction in 2017
  • Naomi TaniguchiFirst Japanese motorcycle road racer to compete in the world championship

Naomi On The Popularity Chart

Somewhat popular in the 80s, the name Naomi started gaining more popularity from the late 90s. The graphic representation below will give you more information.

Popularity Over Time

From 922 babies per million being named Naomi in 1990, Naomi began to rise in popularity crossing the 2000 mark in 2003. In 2021, the name was given to 4248 babies per million.

Source: Social Security Administration

Rank Over Time

Naomi ranked 210 in 1980 further slipping to 300 by 1990. Since then, however, the name has improved and continued to rise in popularity achieving its best rank of 52 in 2020.

Source: Social Security Administration

Naomi On MomJunction Popularity Chart

Know how popular the name Naomi is among the MomJunction readers. We used a unique approach to gather relevant insights for creating this popularity chart by observing the interactions and interest around the name on our platform. See what the trend has been among our readers over these past years.

Names With Similar Sound As Naomi

Naomi sounds beautiful. But if you prefer a name with a different meaning, we’ve got you covered. Here are some options you may like.

Popular Sibling Names For Naomi

If you are looking for some matching sibling names that resonate with Naomi, check our suggestions here.

Boy Sibling Names For Naomi

Find matching brother names for Naomi and create a wonderful team of siblings.

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Girl Sibling Names For Naomi

Looking for some suitable sister names for Naomi? Check out our collection of beautiful and unique names.

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Other Popular Names Beginning With N

Looking for more baby names starting with the letter N to resonate with your family’s naming tradition or to rhyme with the sibling names? Find a range of alternative names starting with this letter.

Names With Similar Meaning As Naomi

You don’t want another Naomi in the family but are looking for a name with the same meaning? Take a look at the list of suggestions below.

Anagram Names Of Naomi

William Shakespeare is known for his ‘onomastic wit,’ with anagrams being one of them (remember the play Twelfth Night?). Anagram is the rearrangement of the same letters to form different words. Anagramming names has been in vogue for centuries now, and why not when it can create some cute names? Anagram baby names stand out with their unique sound and spellings. You may try an anagram of your name or your partner’s; even better if you combine both names and then try an anagram for the baby. It all stays in the family this way. You may also try anagram names for siblings, especially twins. Here are some anagrams of Naomi.

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Popular Songs On The Name Naomi

Acrostic Poem On Naomi

Dive into the lyrical charm of the name Naomi with this acrostic poem. Witness how each letter paints together a story, capturing the name’s individuality, strength, vitality, and sophistication. Inspiring, is it? Why not try a similar poem that describes what you think of your baby’s personality?


Naughty yet nice, you personify that variety is the spice of life.


Ambitious and active, never resting for a minute.


Optimism filled eyes, deep as the ocean.


Mirthful and cheery, laughter like a melody.


Impeccable in every detail, illustrious at every task.

Naomi’s Zodiac Sign And Birth Star As Per Vedic Astrology

Vedic astrology, also called Jyotisha, provides deep insights into a person’s life based on celestial positions at birth. Rashi and nakshatra, which are an integral part of Jyotisha, are believed to influence an individual’s personality and life events. The following sections give you rashi-related information, such as the associated letters, elements, ruling body, quality, and nakshatra for the name naomi. These details help analyze a person’s characteristics, personality, and behavior.

Zodiac Sign (Rashi)

As shown in the following table, each rashi is associated with specific sounds, which are often used as the starting letters of names for newborns in Hindu families. Each rashi is represented by a figure and one of the five elements – Earth, Water, Fire, Air, and Ether (Space). One ruling celestial body, known as its 'rashi lord' or 'ruler' is assigned to these rashis. These bodies include Venus, Mars, Sun, Moon, Mercury, Jupiter, and Saturn. Furthermore, the rashis are assigned various qualities or gunas.

Rashi (zodiac sign)Vruschika (Scorpio)
Starting letters for Vruschika (Scorpio) rashiN, Y
Ruling bodyMars

Birth Star (Nakshatra)

Another important aspect of Vedic Astrology is the nakshatras, the lunar constellations or star clusters that the Moon occupies during a person's birth. There are 27 nakshatras, each with its own unique qualities, attributes, and symbolism. Each rashi contains two-and-one-fourth nakshatras in it. For example, Aries contains Ashwini, Bharani, and Krithika nakshatras.

The below table provides information on the nakshatras’ degrees on the zodiac circle, their lords and related syllables, for babies born in the Vruschika (Scorpio) rashi. These syllables/phonetics are popularly used to choose the baby name. For precise nakshatra calculation based on your baby's birthplace and date, use our Nakshatra Calculator.

NakshatraDegrees Of The NakshatraNakshatra
Lord (Ruler)
Name Syllables
Visakha (Vishakam)Scorpio (0 to 3.20 degrees)JupiterTi, Tee, Too, Te, Tu, Tae, To
Anuradha (Anizham, Anusham)Scorpio (3.20 to 16.40 degrees)SaturnNa, Naa, Ni, Nu, Ne, Nee, Noo, Nae
Jyeshta (Triketta)Scorpio (16.40 to 30 degrees)MercuryNo, Ya, Yaa, Yi, Yu

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Naomi In Different Languages

It’s exciting to see our baby’s name spelled and written in various languages. See how people spell Naomi in Spanish, French, German, Italian, and more! Each language has its own way of saying Naomi, but it’s still the same special name. Learn how the name looks and sounds in different languages around the world!


How To Communicate The Name Naomi In Sign Languages

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Name Numerology For Naomi

Numerology is an occult system that gives significance to numbers and their influence on human life and destiny. Numerologists attribute specific qualities, energies, and characteristics to a number. Parents who believe in numerology prefer to choose baby names that resonate positively with the child’s unique numerical vibrations, often derived from their date of birth. Here we give a general birth number and personality traits of the name Naomi, based on the Pythagorean (Western) system. This analysis will differ from child to child based on their date of birth. You may use our numerology calculator for more personalized information.

Baby Name Lists Containing Naomi

Read through our baby name lists that include the name Naomi and several other similar names. The wider the choice, the better your selection. Isn't it?

Movie Titles Inspired By The Name Naomi

Discover the presence of Naomi in an array of films. Know about the various movies that have this name.

Movie titleOther titlesRelease year
Naomi Jones2017
Naomi and Ely's No Kiss ListLa lista de Naomi y Ely, La lista de no besar de Naomi y Ely, Naomi & Ely - Die Liebe, die Freundschaft und alles dazwischen, Naomi & Elys kyssförbudslista, Naomi e Ely: A Lista de Quem Não Beijar, Naomi, Ely e a lista de não beijos, Naomina i Ilajeva lista zabranjenih poljubaca, No Kiss List, No kiss list: Va a finire che ti amo, Η λίστα απαγόρευσης της Ναόμι και του Ίλαϊ, Те, кого нельзя целовать2015
Naomi Campbel2013
Naomi「痴人の愛」より ナオミ, Chijin no ai yori: Naomi, Hitpartzut X, La infiel, Naomi, une jeune et belle épouse..., Petting Lesbians: Sensitive Zone, Petting lez: Kimochi yokute toroke-sô, Petting lez: seikan-tai, Pettingu rezu: Seikan-tai, Наоми, ナオミ, ペッティング・レズ 性感帯, ペッティングレズ 気持良くてとろけそう2010
Naomi's Web2000
Alan & NaomiAlan E Naomi, Alan és Naomi, Alan i Naomi, Alan kai Naomi, Alan y Naomi, Алан и Наоми1992
Lost in the WildernessPerdidos Num Lugar Selvagem, Story of an Adventurer, Naomi Uemura, The Naomi Uemura Story, Uemura Naomi monogatari, Verschollen im Schnee, 植村直己物語1986

Frequently Asked Questions

1. What is the meaning of the name Naomi?

The name Naomi means ‘pleasantness.’

2. What is the origin of the name Naomi?

Naomi has Hebrew and Japanese origins.

3. How to pronounce the name Naomi?

Naomi is pronounced as nao-mee.

4. How popular is the name Naomi?

As per the SSA data, the name Naomi has been on an upward trend in popularity over the last few years. Additionally, in 2022, 4,463 babies were named Naomi in the US, indicating its popularity (1).

5. Is Naomi typically used as a first or middle name?

Naomi is a well-known name in the US, with some popular celebrities bearing this name. The name is meaningful and has a pleasant vibe to it, thus, making it a versatile option for both first and middle names.

6. What are some alternative spellings of the Naomi baby name?

The name can be spelled as Na’omi in Biblical Hebrew, while its Biblical Greek spelling is Noemin. Its Italian variant is Noemi, and its French version is Noémie.


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