Naomi

Given Name Naomi

GENDER: Feminine
PRONOUNCED: nay-O-mee (English), nie-O-mee (English)

Meaning & History
From the Hebrew name נָעֳמִי (Na’omiy) meaning “pleasantness”. In the Old Testament this is the name of the mother-in-law of Ruth. After the death of her husband, Naomi took the name Mara (see Ruth 1:20). Though long common as a Jewish name, Naomi was not typically used as an English Christian name until after the Protestant Reformation.


Given Name Naomi

GENDER: Feminine
PRONOUNCED: nay-O-mee (English), nie-O-mee (English)

Meaning & History
From the Hebrew name נָעֳמִי (Na’omiy) meaning “pleasantness”. In the Old Testament this is the name of the mother-in-law of Ruth. After the death of her husband, Naomi took the name Mara (see Ruth 1:20). Though long common as a Jewish name, Naomi was not typically used as an English Christian name until after the Protestant Reformation.

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