Naomi

First Name
157k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
120
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

What does the name Naomi mean? Find out below.

Origin and Meaning of Naomi

"Naomi" is a name of Hebrew origin, and it means "Beautiful, Gentle". It's a name commonly given to girls.

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. The mother-in-law of Ruth whose story is told in the Book of Ruth in the Old Testament
Wiktionary

From Hebrew נָעֳמִי (no'omí, literally “my pleasantness”), from נועם \ נֹעַם (nó'am, “pleasantness”) + ־ִי (-í, “my, of me”).

  1. The mother-in-law of the Biblical figure Ruth.
  2. A female given name of Biblical origin.

    Naomi was also found in the following language(s): Faroese, Hawaiian, and Japanese

    Notable Persons Named Naomi

    Naomi Watts is an actress. She has had major accomplishments since 1986. Naomi was given the name Naomi Ellen Watts by her parent Peter Watts (road manager) on September 28th, 1968 in Shoreham, Kent, England, United Kingdom.

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    Naomi Scott is an actress and singer. She was most active from 2008 to present. Naomi was born on May 6th, 1993 in London.

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    Naomi was given the name Naomi Elaine Campbell on May 22nd, 1970 in Streatham.

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    Naomi Klein is a non-fiction writer. She has been prominent since 1999. Naomi was born on May 8th, 1970 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

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    Naomi Wolf is a writer. Naomi was born on November 12th, 1962 in San Francisco, California, U.S.

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    Naomi was born on September 25th, 1983 in Los Angeles.

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    Notable Persons With the Last Name Naomi

    Terra Naomi is a rock music and alternative rock singing and songwriter. She plays Guitar and Piano. Terra was born in Saratoga Springs, New York.

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    Naomi is a pop and pop rock musician. She plays Vocals, piano, acoustic guitar, and ukulele. Her most notable accomplishments were from 2012 to present. Naomi was given the name Naomi Rhianna Higginson on June 29th, 1996 in Manchester, England, United Kingdom.

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    How popular is the baby name Naomi in the U.S.?

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    Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
    1880 32 32 0
    1881 55 55 0
    1882 54 54 0
    1883 56 56 0
    1884 61 61 0
    1885 68 68 0
    1886 55 55 0
    1887 76 76 0
    1888 93 93 0
    1889 79 79 0
    1890 122 122 0
    1891 132 132 0
    1892 143 143 0
    1893 186 186 0
    1894 196 196 0
    1895 249 249 0
    1896 269 269 0
    1897 241 241 0
    1898 264 264 0
    1899 272 272 0
    1900 307 307 0
    1901 256 256 0
    1902 327 327 0
    1903 355 355 0
    1904 350 350 0
    1905 361 361 0
    1906 372 372 0
    1907 410 410 0
    1908 458 458 0
    1909 504 504 0
    1910 502 502 0
    1911 585 585 0
    1912 834 834 0
    1913 840 840 0
    1914 1,128 1,128 0
    1915 1,555 1,548 7
    1916 1,649 1,649 0
    1917 1,619 1,619 0
    1918 1,698 1,692 6
    1919 1,637 1,632 5
    1920 1,853 1,853 0
    1921 1,976 1,976 0
    1922 1,876 1,869 7
    1923 1,907 1,902 5
    1924 1,995 1,981 14
    1925 1,779 1,768 11
    1926 1,763 1,758 5
    1927 1,832 1,824 8
    1928 1,652 1,652 0
    1929 1,608 1,600 8
    1930 1,594 1,594 0
    1931 1,527 1,517 10
    1932 1,365 1,356 9
    1933 1,436 1,430 6
    1934 1,368 1,359 9
    1935 1,438 1,433 5
    1936 1,281 1,281 0
    1937 1,208 1,201 7
    1938 1,252 1,242 10
    1939 1,094 1,086 8
    1940 1,053 1,053 0
    1941 992 987 5
    1942 987 987 0
    1943 902 902 0
    1944 875 875 0
    1945 797 797 0
    1946 839 839 0
    1947 839 839 0
    1948 820 820 0
    1949 849 849 0
    1950 794 794 0
    1951 763 763 0
    1952 768 768 0
    1953 758 758 0
    1954 817 817 0
    1955 695 695 0
    1956 754 754 0
    1957 699 699 0
    1958 761 761 0
    1959 682 682 0
    1960 776 776 0
    1961 673 673 0
    1962 655 655 0
    1963 692 692 0
    1964 617 617 0
    1965 580 580 0
    1966 592 592 0
    1967 512 512 0
    1968 539 539 0
    1969 532 527 5
    1970 555 555 0
    1971 608 608 0
    1972 639 639 0
    1973 760 754 6
    1974 798 798 0
    1975 903 898 5
    1976 928 923 5
    1977 999 999 0
    1978 1,076 1,068 8
    1979 1,180 1,175 5
    1980 1,255 1,249 6
    1981 1,230 1,223 7
    1982 1,230 1,221 9
    1983 1,107 1,101 6
    1984 1,054 1,047 7
    1985 1,077 1,077 0
    1986 952 944 8
    1987 1,001 996 5
    1988 1,002 1,002 0
    1989 989 989 0
    1990 927 921 6
    1991 1,017 1,011 6
    1992 1,115 1,115 0
    1993 1,146 1,146 0
    1994 1,203 1,203 0
    1995 1,314 1,314 0
    1996 1,387 1,387 0
    1997 1,523 1,523 0
    1998 1,628 1,628 0
    1999 1,643 1,643 0
    2000 1,751 1,751 0
    2001 1,827 1,822 5
    2002 1,956 1,956 0
    2003 2,048 2,048 0
    2004 2,275 2,267 8
    2005 2,417 2,417 0
    2006 2,702 2,702 0
    2007 2,785 2,780 5
    2008 2,913 2,913 0
    2009 3,033 3,033 0
    2010 3,127 3,127 0 #95 girl name
    2011 3,188 3,188 0 #93 girl name
    2012 3,425 3,420 5 #79 girl name
    2013 3,442 3,442 0 #86 girl name
    2014 3,702 3,702 0 #80 girl name
    2015 3,761 3,756 5 #76 girl name
    2016 3,797 3,791 6 #74 girl name
    2017 3,828 3,823 5 #69 girl name

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    Popularity of Naomi as a first name

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    Popularity of Naomi as a last name

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    Common last names for Naomi

    • Smith
    • Johnson
    • Williams
    • Brown
    • Jones
    • Miller
    • Davis
    • Wilson
    • Thomas
    • Taylor
    • Thompson
    • Moore
    • Jackson
    • Anderson
    • White
    • Harris
    • Martin
    • Clark
    • Hall
    • Robinson

    Ethnicity Distribution

    Ethnicity Naomi U.S.
      White 74.17% 64.26%
      African American 8.33% 11.96%
      Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
      American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
      Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
      Hispanic or Latino 12.50% 16.26%

    Of Last Name Naomi

    People with the last name Naomi are most frequently White or Hispanic or Latino

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    Fun Facts about the name Naomi

    • What name lists does Naomi rank for?
    • How Popular is the name Naomi? Naomi is the 460th most popular name of all time. In 2017 Naomi was the 69th most popular name. As a last name Naomi was the 139,228th most popular name in 2010.
    • How many people with the first name Naomi have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 157,089 babies born with the first name Naomi in the United States. That's more than enough people named Naomi to occupy the country of Cura with an estimated population of 149,679 (as of March 26, 2011).
    • What year were 5 or more babies first named Naomi? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 32 new born babies.
    • When was Naomi first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Naomi is Monday, December 2nd, 1867.
    • What year had the most people named Naomi born? The highest recorded use of the first name Naomi was in 2017 with a total of 3,823 babies. That's a lot of babies named Naomi!
    • Random Naomi Factoid: According to the 2013 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Naomi ranks 74th in popularity as a baby girl's name in Georgia. Imagine that, 125 babies in Georgia have the same name as you in 2013.
    • Weird things about the name Naomi: Your name in reverse order is Imoan. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ainom. How do you pronounce that?
    • How many people have the last name Naomi? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 120 people with the last name Naomi.
    • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Naomi? Naomi is one of the most unique last names recorded.

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    • Sources:
    • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
    • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
    • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
    • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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