The meaning of the name “Noah” is: “Rest, Peace, Comfort, Peaceful”.
Additional information: Deriving from the Hebrew word Nōach, Noah is a masculine name that means ‘rest’ or ‘comfort’, ‘peace’. The name of the Ark builder from the Old Testament, Noah is one of the more popular biblical names for boys, along with Isaac, Joshua, and Elijah, and saw increased popularity with the rise of Protestantism. Noah was the patriarch that survived the Great Flood of 40 days and 40 nights. He and his family built a wooden ark upon which he saved his family and two animals of every species.
Common nicknames for Noah are ‘Noe’ and ‘Noey’. Noah has several foreign variants, including Nuh (Arabic), Noach (Dutch), and Noé (French). Although it doesn’t have any feminine variants, the name Noah is sometimes used as a name for girls – this feminine version came from the Hebrew name No’ah, meaning ‘motion’, and it was the name of a few women in the Old Testament. Noah is commonly misspelled as ‘Noahs’, ‘Noh’, and ‘Noha’.
Although Noah has been in use as a masculine name since the Protestant Reformation, it didn’t enter the top hundred names in the USA until 1996, but it climbed through the ranks so quickly that, by 2012 it ranked at number 4, and by 2013 it was the most popular name for boys – a title it held onto in 2014. Its popularity has similarly grown in England and Wales, entering the top hundred names in 2003 and rising to be the eleventh most popular name in 2014.
Famous people with the name Noah are Noah Taylor (Australian actor), Noah Cyrus (daughter of Billy Ray Cyrus and sister of Miley Cyrus), and Noah Emmerich (American actor). Fictional characters named Noah include Noah ‘Puck’ Puckerman from the television series Glee, Noah Czerny from The Raven Cycle series, and Noah Calhoun from The Notebook.
Pronunciation: (NOH ah) Form of:Nōach Celebrity Names & Famous real-life people:
Noah Mills, American model
Noah Wylie, American actor
Noah Beery Sr., American actor
Noah Beery Jr, American actor
Noah Munck, American actor
Noah Webster Jr., a lexicographer, textbook pioneer, English spelling reformer, editor and political writer.
Considering Noah as a Baby Name?
The first thing you should know if you are considering Noah for your baby's name is that in most countries all over the world the name Noah is a unisex name, used as a boy name and a girl name.
The name Noah is of Hebrew origin, and is used in more than one countries and different languages of the world, especially English speaking countries, Hebrew speaking countries among others.
If you consider naming your baby Noah we recommend you take note of the special meaning and history of the name as your baby’s name will play a big role in its life and your baby will hear it spoken every day. Searching for a name is a very important and fun process as it’s the very first gift you will give to your baby. Many people believe that the name can affect success in life, through their children's working career and other circumstances, so they choose more “respectable” names or name meanings as they believe that the name meaning reflects the personality of the child.
Noah Name Meaning
The meaning of Noah is “Rest, Peace, Comfort, Peaceful”. Keep in mind that many names may have different meanings in other countries and languages, so be careful that the name that you choose doesn’t mean something bad or unpleasant. Search comprehensively and find the name meaning of Noah and its name origin or of any other name in our database. Also note the spelling and the pronunciation of the name Noah and check the initials of the name with your last name to discover how it looks and sounds. The history and meaning of the name Noah is fascinating, learn more about it. (If you know more meanings of the name and you would like to contribute click here to submit another name meaning).
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Popularity of the Name Noah
Below you will find the popularity of the baby name Noah displayed annually, from 1880 to the present day in our name popularity chart. Hover over or click on the dots that represent a year to see how many babies were given the name for that year, for both genders, if available.
Noah Boy Name Popularity Chart
Noah Girl Name Popularity Chart
Note:The data above is from the Social Security Administrator of United States, (more info here) from Social Security card applications for births in US for every name, from 1880 up to the present year. The gender associated with the name might be incorrect, as the data presents the record applications without being edited for errors. The name's popularity and ranking is announced annually, so the data for this year will not be available until next year. The more babies that are given a name, the higher popularity ranking the name receives. For names with the same popularity, the tie is solved by assigning popularity rank in alphabetical order. This means that if two or more names have the same popularity their rankings may differ significantly, as they are set in alphabetical order. If a name has less than five occurrences, the SSA excludes it from the provided data to protect privacy.
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