Naomi - girls name

Naomi name popularity, meaning and origin

Name Popularity: 97%

Naomi name meaning:

The name Naomi has biblical origins and is derived from the Hebrew name "Na'omi," which means "pleasantness" or "sweetness." In the Old Testament, Naomi is a central character in the Book of Ruth. She was the mother-in-law of Ruth and played a significant role in their journey from Moab to Bethlehem. Despite facing immense hardships, Naomi's kind and loving nature made her a symbol of strength and hope.

The name Naomi carries a positive and gentle connotation, reflecting qualities of kindness, joy, and pleasantness. It is often associated with someone who brings comfort and happiness to those around them. People named Naomi are often seen as friendly, compassionate, and optimistic individuals. They are known for their ability to uplift others with their warm and loving personality. The name Naomi has become popular worldwide due to its timeless and elegant sound, making it a cherished choice for many parents seeking a name that embodies sweetness and positivity.

Origin: Hebrew



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Overall UK ranking: 165 out of 5581

313 recorded births last year

Change in rank

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    Regional popularity

    Ranking for this name in various UK regions

  • Scotland (225)

Historical popularity of Naomi

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