Meaning & History
From the Hebrew name נָעֳמִי (Na'omi) meaning "pleasantness". In the Old Testament this is the name of the mother-in-law of Ruth. After the death of her husband and sons, she returned to Bethlehem with Ruth. There she declared that her name should be Mara (see Ruth 1:20).Though long common as a Jewish name, Naomi was not typically used as an English Christian name until after the Protestant Reformation. A notable bearer is the British model Naomi Campbell (1970-).
Other Languages & CulturesNoemin(Biblical Greek) Na'omi(Biblical Hebrew) Noemi(Biblical Latin) Noemi(Czech) Noémie, Noémi(French) Noemi(German) Noémi(Hungarian) Noemi(Italian) Noemi(Polish) Noémia(Portuguese) Noêmia(Portuguese (Brazilian)) Noemi(Romanian) Noemí, Nohemi(Spanish)
Naomi (in black) asks Ruth and Orpah to return to Moab in a painting by William Blake (1795)
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