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Male version of 'Naomi'

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#1 Genabee

Posted 28 December 2012 - 08:25 PM

As per the title, does anyone know if there is a male version of the name Naomi?

#2 CherrySunday

Posted 28 December 2012 - 08:29 PM

'Noam' springs to mind...?

#3 Emby

Posted 28 December 2012 - 08:32 PM

Noam. As in Chomsky (can't think of any other famous Noams off the top of my head)

ETA: Ninja'd while googling!

Edited by Emby, 28 December 2012 - 08:33 PM.

#4 Imaginary friend

Posted 28 December 2012 - 08:50 PM

I havent heard of Noam - Naomi is a biblical name - most (all?)  girls' biblical names do not have male counterparts - eg Rebecca, Ruth, Mary, Esther etc.

#5 Ingrid the Swan

Posted 28 December 2012 - 08:57 PM

Behind the Name gives no male equivalent of Naomi in its "Family Tree" function.

However, Noam and Naomi are both listed as being Hebrew names meaning "pleasantness" so it's probably as close as you're going to get.

#6 Gudrun

Posted 28 December 2012 - 09:03 PM

Yeah, you do have the semantic link with Noam.  

What about Nahum?

Edited by Gudrun, 28 December 2012 - 09:05 PM.

#7 kerilyntaryn

Posted 28 December 2012 - 09:06 PM


#8 Brumby Jack

Posted 29 December 2012 - 05:16 PM

Nathan?  It's not a male version at all, but have heard both Naomi and Nathan shortened to Nay.

#9 little lion

Posted 29 December 2012 - 05:23 PM

Naoki is Japanese. Both it and Naomi are usually spelled with the same first character which means honest. But the 'nao' sound is a little different to English. Naoki is "nao" as in banana with "o" as in on, almost rhyming with cow. "ki" is just like key.

#10 lizzzard

Posted 29 December 2012 - 06:33 PM

Yes, I'd say Noam as in Noam Chomsky

#11 la di dah

Posted 29 December 2012 - 10:24 PM

I like Noam a lot when pronounced no-AHM, the Hebrew way, but not nearly as much when it's said one syllable like gnome or nahm, which I've also heard.

I love Noam actually, I like it more than Noah, but a lot of people seem to find it confusing to say.

Every time someone says Noam with one syllable, G-d kills a lawn gnome.

#12 Ingrid the Swan

Posted 29 December 2012 - 10:28 PM

QUOTE (la di dah @ 29/12/2012, 10:54 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Every time someone says Noam with one syllable, G-d kills a lawn gnome.

Awesome! I hate garden gnomes and a certain relative of DP's gives us gnomes just to sh*t us.

#13 la di dah

Posted 29 December 2012 - 10:34 PM

Could be worse, once you fall down the lawn ornament rabbit hole there's all kinds of terrifying sh*t, like cement geese wearing bonnets.

#14 kerilyntaryn

Posted 29 December 2012 - 11:54 PM


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