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Naomi

In the Old Testament, Naomi was the mother-in-law of Ruth. After the death of her husband and sons and upon her return to Bethlehem, Naomi took the name Mara, meaning bitter. The name first gained recognition in modern times with the appearance of supermodel Naomi Campbell, followed up by actress Naomi Watts. And while it’s never been a very popular girls’ name, it’s been on the rise lately perhaps finally getting the attention it deserves.

Origin

Syllables

3

International Variations

Noemi

Themes

Biblical, Exotic

Alternate Spellings

Naamah

Famous Namesakes

Actress Naomi Watts, Singer Naomi Judd, Model Naomi Campbell

Celebrity Babies

Daughter of Joe Biden, Daughter of Stephen King

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