Naomi (given name)

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Naomi or Noemi is a given name in various languages and cultures.


Naomi (נָעֳמִי) is a feminine Jewish name of Hebrew origin. In Hebrew, it means "pleasantness" and was originally pronounced with the stress on the a (the o is a hataf qamatz, marked with a shva to indicate that it is very short). In Judaism and Christianity, Naomi is Ruth's mother-in-law. Because Naomi appears in the Old Testament, this makes the name Naomi a Biblical name.

Variant forms of Naomi
Armenian Նոյեմի
Czech Noemi
Dutch Naomi
English Naomi
Finnish Noomi
French Naomé (Belgian), Noemy, Noémi, Noémie, Noëmie
German Noemi, Noomi
Greek Νωεμιν
Haitian Creole Nahomie
Hebrew נָעֳמִי
Hungarian Naómi, Noémi
Irish Náoimí
Italian Noemi
Persian نائومی
Polish Noemi
Portuguese Noemi, Noémia, Noêmia (Brazilian)
Russian Наоми, Ноэми
South African Naomi
Spanish Noemi, Noemí, Nohemi (Mexican)
Tagalog Noemí, Naomi


Naomi (なおみ, ナオミ), pronounced [naomi] is a Japanese name. Though it is a unisex name, it is primarily used by females. Naomi can be spelled using hiragana, katakana, kanji, or a combination of kana and kanji.

  • なお美
  • ナオ美
  • 直美
  • 尚美
  • 直己
  • 尚己
  • 直実
  • 尚実
  • 奈緒美
  • 奈於美

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Other notable people[edit]

  • Noémi Ban, Hungarian-born American Jew and Holocaust survivor
  • Naomi Ferguson, commissioner of the New Zealand Inland Revenue Department
  • Naomi Milgrom, Australian business owner
  • Naomi Miller, American murder victim
  • Naomi Smalls (born 1993), the stage name of American drag queen Davis Heppenstall
  • Naomi Wu, also known as SexyCyborg, Chinese DIY maker and internet personality

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