Na·​o·​mi nā-ˈō-mē How to pronounce Naomi (audio)
: the mother-in-law of the Old Testament heroine Ruth

Word History


Hebrew Nāʽŏmī

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Naomi was in the 14th century

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Cite this Entry

“Naomi.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Nov. 2023.

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