Gender Feminine
Scripts נָעֳמִי(Hebrew)
Pronounced Pron. nay-O-mee(English)
nie-O-mee(English)
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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-).

Related Names

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)
Same SpellingNa'omi, Naomi 2
User SubmissionsNaómi, Naómí, Naomí

Images

Naomi (in black) asks Ruth and Orpah to return to Moab in a painting by William Blake (1795)Naomi (in black) asks Ruth and Orpah to return to Moab in a painting by William Blake (1795)

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Entry updated November 16, 2019