Naomi Name Meaning

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Fact: In the Bible, the name Naomi is a key figure in the Book of Ruth, known for her resilience and kindness.

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A Deep Dive

Naomi Overview

Meaning

Pleasant, gentle

Gender

Girl

Origin

Hebrew

Etymology

Originates from Hebrew “Naomi” (נָעֳמִי) with ancient roots.

Religion

Judaism, Christianity

Pronunciation

/neɪˈoʊmi/

Popularity

Naomi has been a popular choice in various cultures, particularly in English-speaking countries after the Protestant Reformation.

Syllable

2 syllables

Length

5 letters

Numerology

7 (Analytical, Studious, Knowledgeable)

Name Styles

Popular, Classic, Cute

Associated Traits

Gentleness, agreeableness, kindness

Spiritual, Religious, or Cultural Significance

Significant in Judaism and Christianity, Naomi is a notable biblical figure known for her loyalty and kindness.
A Deep Dive

Naomi Variations in Different Cultures

Popular Variations

Noemie, Noemi, Naoma, Mimi

Common Nicknames

Nomi, Mimi, Naya, Omi, Nini

Diminutives

Nai, Mimi, Nomi, Omie, Momi

Famous People

  • Naomi Campbell
    (British Model)
  • Naomi Osaka
    (Tennis Player)
  • Naomi Watts
    (English Actress)
  • Naomi Judd
    (Country Singer)
  • Naomi Klein
    (Canadian Author)

Pop Culture Icons and Works

  • Naomi Lapaglia
    ("The Wolf of Wall Street," Film)
  • Naomi Nagata
    ("The Expanse," TV Series)
  • Naomi Misora
    ("Death Note," Manga and Anime)
  • Naomi
    ("90210," TV Series)
  • Naomi Clark
    ("Naomi," TV Series)

Places

  • Naomi Community
    (Pennsylvania, USA)
  • Naomi Locale
    (Florida, USA)

What Is the Meaning of Naomi?

The name Naomi means “pleasant” and “gentle.” It comes from Hebrew and reflects qualities of agreeableness and sweetness.

What Is the Origin of The Name Naomi?

Naomi has Hebrew origins and is prominently featured in the Hebrew Bible, particularly in the Book of Ruth.

In the story, Naomi is the mother-in-law of Ruth, and she returns to Bethlehem after the death of her husband and sons.

The name has been used in Jewish communities for a long time and became more popular among English speakers after the Protestant Reformation.

Naomi Name Popularity

Popularity Chart of the Name Naomi in the U.S. over the Years

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Top 3 Rankings#442023#462022#522020

Annual Statistics Breakdown for Naomi

YearName RankingNumber of BirthsBirth Rate (%)
202344
(+2 from 2022)
4456
(-33 from 2022)
0.25475
202246
(+8 from 2021)
4489
(+219 from 2021)
0.25035
202154
(-2 from 2020)
4270
(+156 from 2020)
0.23834
202052
(+7 from 2019)
4114
(+161 from 2019)
0.23273
201959
(+5 from 2018)
3953
(+102 from 2018)
0.21544
201864
(+5 from 2017)
3851
(-13 from 2017)
0.20708
201769
(+6 from 2016)
3864
(+58 from 2016)
0.20454
201675
No change from 2015
3806
(+31 from 2015)
0.19660
201575
(+5 from 2014)
3775
(+60 from 2014)
0.19350
201480
(+6 from 2013)
3715
(+263 from 2013)
0.18990
201386
(-7 from 2012)
3452
(+25 from 2012)
0.17908
201279
(+14 from 2011)
3427
(+235 from 2011)
0.17670
201193
(+2 from 2010)
3192
(+56 from 2010)
0.16473
201095
(+12 from 2009)
3136
(+97 from 2009)
0.15994
2009107
(+12 from 2008)
3039
(+122 from 2008)
0.15007
2008119
(+2 from 2007)
2917
(+129 from 2007)
0.14005
2007121
(+8 from 2006)
2788
(+80 from 2006)
0.13173
2006129
(+10 from 2005)
2708
(+284 from 2005)
0.12954
2005139
(+4 from 2004)
2424
(+149 from 2004)
0.11943
2004143
(+20 from 2003)
2275
(+223 from 2003)
0.11275
2003163
(+2 from 2002)
2052
(+86 from 2002)
0.10227
2002165
(+14 from 2001)
1966
(+140 from 2001)
0.09954
2001179
(+4 from 2000)
1826
(+70 from 2000)
0.09218
2000183
(+6 from 1999)
1756
(+107 from 1999)
0.08799
1999189
(+1 from 1998)
1649
(+19 from 1998)
0.08470
1998190
(+6 from 1997)
1630
(+104 from 1997)
0.08409
1997196
(+14 from 1996)
1526
(+135 from 1996)
0.07993
1996210
(+3 from 1995)
1391
(+77 from 1995)
0.07255
1995213
(+22 from 1994)
1314
(+112 from 1994)
0.06838
1994235
(+8 from 1993)
1202
(+57 from 1993)
0.06166
1993243
(+6 from 1992)
1145
(+28 from 1992)
0.05808
1992249
(+25 from 1991)
1117
(+106 from 1991)
0.05572
1991274
(+25 from 1990)
1011
(+87 from 1990)
0.04972
1990299
(-28 from 1989)
924
(-66 from 1989)
0.04498
1989271
(-17 from 1988)
990
(-13 from 1988)
0.04969
1988254
(+1 from 1987)
1003
(+5 from 1987)
0.05216
1987255
(+13 from 1986)
998
(+53 from 1986)
0.05325
1986268
(-28 from 1985)
945
(-134 from 1985)
0.05121
1985240
No change from 1984
1079
(+31 from 1984)
0.05844
1984240
(-14 from 1983)
1048
(-55 from 1983)
0.05812
1983226
(-11 from 1982)
1103
(-119 from 1982)
0.06163
1982215
(-1 from 1981)
1222
(-2 from 1981)
0.06735
1981214
(-4 from 1980)
1224
(-26 from 1980)
0.06844
1980210
(+11 from 1979)
1250
(+75 from 1979)
0.07020
1979221
(+10 from 1978)
1175
(+104 from 1978)
0.06818
1978231
(+16 from 1977)
1071
(+69 from 1977)
0.06515
1977247
(+12 from 1976)
1002
(+79 from 1976)
0.06091
1976259
(+8 from 1975)
923
(+25 from 1975)
0.05872
1975267
(+33 from 1974)
898
(+100 from 1974)
0.05753
1974300
(+8 from 1973)
798
(+41 from 1973)
0.05095
1973308
(+38 from 1972)
757
(+118 from 1972)
0.04871
1972346
(+32 from 1971)
639
(+31 from 1971)
0.03963
1971378
(+33 from 1970)
608
(+53 from 1970)
0.03469
1970411
(+10 from 1969)
555
(+29 from 1969)
0.03030
1969421
(-20 from 1968)
526
(-12 from 1968)
0.02984
1968401
(+6 from 1967)
538
(+26 from 1967)
0.03147
1967407
(-33 from 1966)
512
(-81 from 1966)
0.02982
1966374
(+5 from 1965)
593
(+13 from 1965)
0.03377
1965379
(+8 from 1964)
580
(-37 from 1964)
0.03174
1964387
(-26 from 1963)
617
(-73 from 1963)
0.03152
1963361
(+6 from 1962)
690
(+34 from 1962)
0.03471
1962367
(+3 from 1961)
656
(-17 from 1961)
0.03236
1961370
(-31 from 1960)
673
(-102 from 1960)
0.03240
1960339
(+23 from 1959)
775
(+93 from 1959)
0.03726
1959362
(-21 from 1958)
682
(-81 from 1958)
0.03281
1958341
(+1 from 1957)
763
(+65 from 1957)
0.03694
1957342
(-22 from 1956)
698
(-58 from 1956)
0.03327
1956320
(+6 from 1955)
756
(+61 from 1955)
0.03671
1955326
(-30 from 1954)
695
(-122 from 1954)
0.03467
1954296
No change from 1953
817
(+58 from 1953)
0.04104
1953296
(-4 from 1952)
759
(-10 from 1952)
0.03934
1952292
(-9 from 1951)
769
(+6 from 1951)
0.04043
1951283
(-12 from 1950)
763
(-30 from 1950)
0.04130
1950271
(-10 from 1949)
793
(-57 from 1949)
0.04509
1949261
(+10 from 1948)
850
(+29 from 1948)
0.04842
1948271
(-8 from 1947)
821
(-19 from 1947)
0.04711
1947263
(-19 from 1946)
840
(+2 from 1946)
0.04621
1946244
(-9 from 1945)
838
(+41 from 1945)
0.05196
1945235
(-12 from 1944)
797
(-78 from 1944)
0.05921
1944223
(-4 from 1943)
875
(-29 from 1943)
0.06403
1943219
(-11 from 1942)
904
(-82 from 1942)
0.06298
1942208
(-16 from 1941)
986
(-1 from 1941)
0.07091
1941192
(-13 from 1940)
987
(-66 from 1940)
0.07921
1940179
(-5 from 1939)
1053
(-33 from 1939)
0.08914
1939174
(-8 from 1938)
1086
(-153 from 1938)
0.09576
1938166
(+2 from 1937)
1239
(+37 from 1937)
0.10855
1937168
(-9 from 1936)
1202
(-79 from 1936)
0.10909
1936159
(-15 from 1935)
1281
(-154 from 1935)
0.11888
1935144
(+5 from 1934)
1435
(+75 from 1934)
0.13204
1934149
(-9 from 1933)
1360
(-70 from 1933)
0.12565
1933140
(+8 from 1932)
1430
(+74 from 1932)
0.13671
1932148
(-8 from 1931)
1356
(-161 from 1931)
0.12257
1931140
(-1 from 1930)
1517
(-77 from 1930)
0.13744
1930139
No change from 1929
1594
(-6 from 1929)
0.13665
1929139
(+2 from 1928)
1600
(-52 from 1928)
0.13822
1928141
(-4 from 1927)
1652
(-173 from 1927)
0.13818
1927137
(+4 from 1926)
1825
(+68 from 1926)
0.14760
1926141
(+3 from 1925)
1757
(-11 from 1925)
0.14283
1925144
(-4 from 1924)
1768
(-213 from 1924)
0.13998
1924140
(-3 from 1923)
1981
(+79 from 1923)
0.15289
1923137
(-3 from 1922)
1902
(+33 from 1922)
0.15186
1922134
(-2 from 1921)
1869
(-107 from 1921)
0.14981
1921132
(+2 from 1920)
1976
(+122 from 1920)
0.15441
1920134
(+6 from 1919)
1854
(+222 from 1919)
0.14903
1919140
No change from 1918
1632
(-60 from 1918)
0.13894
1918140
(-7 from 1917)
1692
(+73 from 1917)
0.14072
1917133
(-3 from 1916)
1619
(-30 from 1916)
0.14408
1916130
(-2 from 1915)
1649
(+101 from 1915)
0.15188
1915128
(+6 from 1914)
1548
(+420 from 1914)
0.15119
1914134
(+8 from 1913)
1128
(+288 from 1913)
0.14160
1913142
(-10 from 1912)
840
(+5 from 1912)
0.12826
1912132
(+9 from 1911)
835
(+250 from 1911)
0.14232
1911141
(+15 from 1910)
585
(+83 from 1910)
0.13241
1910156
(-16 from 1909)
502
(-2 from 1909)
0.11966
1909140
(+6 from 1908)
504
(+46 from 1908)
0.13692
1908146
(+9 from 1907)
458
(+48 from 1907)
0.12919
1907155
(+2 from 1906)
410
(+38 from 1906)
0.12151
1906157
(-1 from 1905)
372
(+11 from 1905)
0.11869
1905156
(-1 from 1904)
361
(+11 from 1904)
0.11650
1904155
(-8 from 1903)
350
(-5 from 1903)
0.11968
1903147
(+11 from 1902)
355
(+28 from 1902)
0.12761
1902158
(+14 from 1901)
327
(+71 from 1901)
0.11665
1901172
(+4 from 1900)
256
(-51 from 1900)
0.10070
1900176
(-10 from 1899)
307
(+35 from 1899)
0.09662
1899166
(+10 from 1898)
272
(+8 from 1898)
0.10990
1898176
No change from 1897
264
(+23 from 1897)
0.09630
1897176
(-13 from 1896)
241
(-28 from 1896)
0.09707
1896163
(+5 from 1895)
269
(+20 from 1895)
0.10675
1895168
(+21 from 1894)
249
(+53 from 1894)
0.10077
1894189
No change from 1893
196
(+10 from 1893)
0.08306
1893189
(+25 from 1892)
186
(+43 from 1892)
0.08258
1892214
(-12 from 1891)
143
(+11 from 1891)
0.06358
1891202
(+17 from 1890)
132
(+10 from 1890)
0.06715
1890219
(+47 from 1889)
122
(+43 from 1889)
0.06050
1889266
(-26 from 1888)
79
(-14 from 1888)
0.04175
1888240
(+2 from 1887)
93
(+17 from 1887)
0.04909
1887242
(+38 from 1886)
76
(+21 from 1886)
0.04890
1886280
(-38 from 1885)
55
(-13 from 1885)
0.03578
1885242
(+5 from 1884)
68
(+7 from 1884)
0.04791
1884247
(-9 from 1883)
61
(+5 from 1883)
0.04434
1883238
(-3 from 1882)
56
(+2 from 1882)
0.04664
1882235
(-34 from 1881)
54
(-1 from 1881)
0.04667
1881201
(+74 from 1880)
55
(+23 from 1880)
0.05564
1880275
First SSA data recorded
32
First SSA data recorded
0.03279

American States Popularity Rankings for Naomi

(From the Most to Least Popular, Based on Number of Births )

California (CA)

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Texas (TX)

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New York (NY)

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Pennsylvania (PA)

Pennsylvania (PA) flagPennsylvania (PA)#682021#472022#492023

Ohio (OH)

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Illinois (IL)

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Florida (FL)

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North Carolina (NC)

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Georgia (GA)

Georgia (GA) flagGeorgia (GA)#232021#172022#172023

Virginia (VA)

Virginia (VA) flagVirginia (VA)#232021#272022#312023

Michigan (MI)

Michigan (MI) flagMichigan (MI)#582021#502022#622023

Indiana (IN)

Indiana (IN) flagIndiana (IN)#522021#462022#372023

New Jersey (NJ)

New Jersey (NJ) flagNew Jersey (NJ)#722021#682022#572023

Maryland (MD)

Maryland (MD) flagMaryland (MD)#172021#232022#282023

Missouri (MO)

Missouri (MO) flagMissouri (MO)#462021#562022#382023

Washington (WA)

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Oklahoma (OK)

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Tennessee (TN)

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Kentucky (KY)

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Minnesota (MN)

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South Carolina (SC)

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Wisconsin (WI)

Wisconsin (WI) flagWisconsin (WI)#772021#662022#662023

Colorado (CO)

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Alabama (AL)

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West Virginia (WV)

West Virginia (WV) flagWest Virginia (WV)#632021#602022#762023

Louisiana (LA)

Louisiana (LA) flagLouisiana (LA)#592021#632022#412023

Massachusetts (MA)

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Arizona (AZ)

Arizona (AZ) flagArizona (AZ)#592021#622022#512023

Kansas (KS)

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Oregon (OR)

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Arkansas (AR)

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Iowa (IA)

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Mississippi (MS)

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Utah (UT)

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New Mexico (NM)

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Connecticut (CT)

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Hawaii (HI)

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Nebraska (NE)

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District of Columbia (DC)

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Nevada (NV)

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Idaho (ID)

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North Dakota (ND)

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Alaska (AK)

Alaska (AK) flagAlaska (AK)#562021#622022#782023

Maine (ME)

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Montana (MT)

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South Dakota (SD)

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Delaware (DE)

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New Hampshire (NH)

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Rhode Island (RI)

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Wyoming (WY)

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Vermont (VT)

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Popularity Rankings for Naomi in other Countries and American Territories

(From the Most to Least Popular, Based on Rankings)

Popularity in Other American Territories

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Popularity in Canada

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Popularity in Australia (NSW)

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Popularity in Mexico

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Popularity in Switzerland

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Popularity in New Zealand

New Zealand flagNew Zealand#1212021#1322022#1092023

Popularity in Quebec, Canada

Quebec, Canada flagQuebec, Canada#1292020#1282021#1232022

Popularity in Belgium

Belgium flagBelgium#1462020#1302021#1372022

Popularity in Argentina

Argentina flagArgentina#1552013#1312014#1632015

Popularity in Norway

Norway flagNorway#1322021#1442022#1582023

Popularity in Ireland

Ireland flagIreland#1652021#1502022#1372023

Popularity in Sweden

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Popularity in Austria

Austria flagAustria#1572019#1762021#1962022

Popularity in England and Wales

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Popularity in Poland

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Popularity in France

France flagFrance#1872019#1712020#1742021

Popularity in Scotland

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Popularity in Puerto Rico

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Popularity in Northern Ireland

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Popularity in Iceland

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Popularity in Germany

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Source: Social Security Administration (SSA) and Other National Sources

Is Naomi a Name for Boys or Girls?

Naomi is primarily a feminine name due to its gentle and pleasant meaning.

Variants, Nicknames, Diminutives, and Ideal Middle Names for Naomi

Naomi in Famous People Names, Pop Culture, and Places

  • Naomi Campbell (Model, born 1970): A British supermodel recognized for her significant impact on the fashion industry since the late 1980s.
  • Naomi Osaka (Tennis Player, born 1997): Renowned for her achievements in tennis, including multiple Grand Slam titles, and for her activism in social causes.
  • Naomi Watts (Actress, born 1968): An English actress known for her work in both independent films and Hollywood blockbusters.
  • Naomi Judd (Country Singer, 1946–2022): Celebrated as a Grammy-winning artist in the country music genre, part of the famous duo The Judds.
  • Naomi Scott (Actress, born 1993): Gained fame through her roles in blockbuster films and as a singer.
  • Naomi Ackie (Actress, born 1992): Known for her roles in "Star Wars" and British television series.
  • Naomi Watanabe (Comedian, born 1987): A Japanese comedian and actress famous for her vibrant personality and fashion influence.
  • Naomi Klein (Author, born 1970): A Canadian author and social activist known for her critiques of corporate globalization.
  • Naomi Neo (YouTube Star, born 1995): A popular influencer from Singapore, known for her lifestyle and family content.
  • Naomi Smalls (Drag Queen, born 1993): An American drag performer who rose to fame on "RuPaul's Drag Race."
  • Naomi Lapaglia ("The Wolf of Wall Street," 2013 Film): A character portrayed by Margot Robbie, known for her dynamic and complex role in the movie.
  • Naomi Nagata ("The Expanse," 2015 TV Series): A central character in both the TV series and the book series, known for her engineering skills and strong moral compass.
  • Naomi Misora ("Death Note," 2006 Manga and Anime): A former FBI agent playing a critical role in the early parts of the story.
  • Naomi ("90210," 2008 TV Series): A prominent character in the modern reboot of the Beverly Hills teen drama series.
  • Naomi Clark ("Naomi," 2022 TV Series): The title character of a show about a teenage girl who discovers her supernatural origins.
  • Naomi Community (Pennsylvania, USA): A small community in Pennsylvania, known for its quiet residential setting.
  • Naomi Locale (Florida, USA): Another small locale in the United States, often appreciated for its scenic beauty and tranquil environment.

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