Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Girls Name: Noemia

NOÊMIA is the Portuguese form of Naomi. Naomi is 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. - quoted from Behind The Name

This is not at all a popular name but I think it's a very beautiful one. The first time I heard it was on a youth pastor's wife and she pronounces it NO-em-EE-uh and she is of Portuguese heritage although she was raised in the Eastern United States. It's odd because at first it was hard to get used to not calling her Naomi, but now when I'm reading the book of Ruth it is difficult not to call Naomi Noemia. I definitely like the sound of Noemia a lot more than Naomi now.
Noemia Rose is pretty as is Noemia Ruth.

What do you think of the name Noemia? 

Do you know anyone with this name? 

What other names would you pair it with?

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