The name has different origins. Hebrew, Arabic and Japanese.

In Hebrew derives from the name “Na’omiy”. In Hebrew and Arabic it means ┬ápleasantness, enjoyment.

In the Old Testament, Naomi was the name of Ruth’s mother-in-law.

It was not used as an English Christian name until after the Protestant Reformation.

In Japanese, the name Naomi means honest and beautiful, and has even more meanings, depending on the kanji used.

Famous bearers are: Naomi Watts, Naomi Campbell, Naomi Klein, Naomi Shihab Nye, Naomi Harris, Naomi Grossman.

Naomi is a popular name in Netherlands, Canada and the United States.