Pronunciation: na-ho-hme-e
Origin: Japan

Emmy Samtani

Emmy Samtani

Emmy is the founder of Kiindred and mother to 3 little ones. Over the last 4 years, she has worked with some of the most credible experts in the parenting space and is a keen contributor on all things parenthood.
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.

Naomi Name Popularity Data

chat-overall Overall: Naomi is currently #419 on Kiindred
gender-female Girl: Naomi is currently #225 on Kiindred Girl Names
gender-male Overall Unique: Naomi is currently #415 on Kiindred Unique Names
gender-female Girl Unique: Naomi is currently #225 on Kiindred Girl Unique Names

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