Naomi (given name)

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


Naomi (Hebrew: 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. The Hebrew name Naomi is not related to the Japanese name Naomi.[citation needed]

Variant Forms of Naomi (Hebrew)
Armenian Նոյեմի
Chinese 納奧米, 妮奥米
Czech Noemi
Dutch Naomi
English Naomi
Finnish Noomi
French Naomé (Belgian), Noemy, Noémi, Noémie, Noëmie
German Noemi, Noomi
Greek Νωεμιν
Hebrew נָעֳמִי
Hungarian Naómi, Noémi
Irish Náoimí
Italian Noemi
Japanese ナオミ
Korean 나오미
Persian نایومی
Polish Noemi
Portuguese Noemi, Noémia, Noêmia (Brazilian)
Russian Наоми, Ноэми
Spanish Noemi, Noemí, Nohemi (Mexican)
Tagalog Noemí, Naomi


Naomi (なおみ, ナオミ?), pronounced [naomi] is a unisex Japanese name. The Japanese name Naomi is not directly related to the Hebrew name Naomi.[citation needed] 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
  • Naomi Uemura:植村直己
  • Naomi Watanabe:渡辺直美

People named Naomi[edit]


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  • Naomi Shemer, Israeli songwriter hailed as the first lady of Israeli song and poetry
  • Naomi Hall, American musician





Other notable people[edit]

  • Noémi Ban, Hungarian-born American Jew and survivor of the Holocaust
  • Naomi Rodriguez, name given to an undercover cop in Operation D- (shown in 21 Chump Street and This Americans Life radio episode.)

Fictional characters[edit]

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