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Origin: Japan
Region Origin: Eastern Asia

Naomi is a feminine name with origins in both Hebrew and Japanese languages. In Hebrew, the name means "pleasant" or "gentle" and is a popular choice among followers of the Torah. It is derived from the Hebrew name נָעֳמִי (Na'omi), which means "pleasantness". In the Hebrew Bible, Naomi is the mother-in-law of Ruth, a compassionate woman who faces many challenges throughout life. In Japanese, the name Naomi has a different meaning, referring to "straight" or "direct" from "nao" and "beautiful" from "mi". The masculine form of the name in Japanese is Noam. Naomi is a versatile name that can be used as both a first and middle name, and it has gained popularity in recent years. Some alternative spellings of the name include Na'omi in Biblical Hebrew and Noemin in Biblical Greek.

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