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Naomi

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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 1,975 1,975 0
1922 1,877 1,870 7
1923 1,907 1,902 5
1924 1,995 1,981 14
1925 1,779 1,768 11
1926 1,765 1,760 5
1927 1,829 1,821 8
1928 1,652 1,652 0
1929 1,609 1,601 8
1930 1,593 1,593 0
1931 1,527 1,517 10
1932 1,365 1,356 9
1933 1,436 1,430 6
1934 1,367 1,358 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 798 798 0
1946 839 839 0
1947 839 839 0
1948 819 819 0
1949 849 849 0
1950 794 794 0
1951 762 762 0
1952 768 768 0
1953 757 757 0
1954 815 815 0
1955 695 695 0
1956 754 754 0
1957 699 699 0
1958 761 761 0
1959 682 682 0
1960 774 774 0
1961 673 673 0
1962 656 656 0
1963 691 691 0
1964 618 618 0
1965 580 580 0
1966 592 592 0
1967 512 512 0
1968 539 539 0
1969 531 526 5
1970 555 555 0
1971 608 608 0
1972 639 639 0
1973 759 753 6
1974 798 798 0
1975 902 897 5
1976 929 924 5
1977 998 998 0
1978 1,077 1,069 8
1979 1,179 1,174 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 1,076 1,076 0
1986 951 943 8
1987 1,000 995 5
1988 1,001 1,001 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 1,202 1,202 0
1995 1,314 1,314 0
1996 1,386 1,386 0
1997 1,521 1,521 0
1998 1,626 1,626 0
1999 1,639 1,639 0
2000 1,750 1,750 0
2001 1,824 1,819 5
2002 1,956 1,956 0
2003 2,047 2,047 0
2004 2,275 2,267 8
2005 2,416 2,416 0
2006 2,699 2,699 0
2007 2,784 2,779 5
2008 2,910 2,910 0
2009 3,030 3,030 0
2010 3,122 3,122 0 #95 girl name
2011 3,184 3,184 0 #93 girl name
2012 3,420 3,415 5 #79 girl name
2013 3,435 3,435 0 #86 girl name
2014 3,695 3,695 0 #80 girl name
2015 3,736 3,731 5 #77 girl name

Fun Facts about the name Naomi

  • How many people with the first name Naomi have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 149,371 babies born with the first name Naomi in the United States. That's more than enough people named Naomi to occupy the country of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines with an estimated population of 109,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • 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 2015 with a total of 3,731 babies. That's a lot of babies named Naomi!
  • Random Naomi Factoid: According to the 1912 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Naomi ranks 88th in popularity as a baby girl's name in Oklahoma. Imagine that, 32 babies in Oklahoma have the same name as you in 1912.
  • 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 Nmiao. 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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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

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  • Taylor
  • Thompson
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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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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Naomi" mean? The list below shows the origins of Naomi as well as things modernly associated with the name Naomi such as celebrities named Naomi.

Hebrew

Origin and Meaning of Naomi

The name "Naomi" is 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

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 With the Name Naomi

    Naomi Watts

    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

    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 Campbell

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

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    Naomi Klein

    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

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

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    Naomi Russell

    Naomi Russell is an influential individual. Naomi was born on September 25th, 1983 in Los Angeles.

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    • Naomi Grossman
      (actress)
    • Naomi Judd
      (singer-songwriter)
    • Naomi Osaka
      (important human)
    • Naomi Broady
      (important person)
    • Naomi Knight
      (noteworthy human)
    • Naomi Novik
      (writer)
    • Naomi Shihab Nye
      (poetry)
    • Naomi Kawase
      (film director)
    • Naomi Long
      (for Belfast East)
    • Naomi Oreskes
      (scientist)
    • Naomi Simson
      (leading somebody)
    • Naomi Shemer
      (musician)
    • Naomi Cavaday
      (leading individual)
    • Naomi Stevens
      (actor)

    Notable Persons With the Last Name Naomi

    Terra 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

    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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    What does the name Naomi mean?

    Nis for nifty, how neat!

    Ais for athleticism, embrace the competitor within

    Ois for observant, nothing gets by you!

    Mis for mystery, the part of you that cannot be explained.

    Iis for infinite, are your possibilities

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