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Noah Meaning


What does Noah mean?

The name Noah is of Hebrew origin.

The meaning of Noah is "rest, comfort".

Noah is generally used as a boy's name.

It consists of 4 letters and 2 syllables and is pronounced No-ah.

The Given Name Noah

The name Noah is a latinized form of the Hebrew name Noach which is of Biblical origin.

It's derivation is unclear but probably stems from a Hebrew or Babylonian root.

Noa, a similar sounding name with a different etymology, is a more popular variation for a girl name.

According to the Bible, Noah is instructed by G-d to construct an ark in which to house his family and a male/female pair of every kind of animal and bird. G-d then sends a great flood to wash away mankind and its wickedness. All of the occupants of the ark survive the flood and start the world anew.

Noah falls into the biblical name category.

Some famous bearers of this name include: Noah Claypole, and Noah Wyle.

Noah Popularity

In the U.S. in 2018, it ranked 2 in baby name popularity for boys with 18,267 occurrences. It ranked 1,296 in baby name popularity for girls with 175 occurrences.

In contrast, the year before it ranked 2 in baby name popularity for boys with 18,410 occurrences. It ranked 1,343 in baby name popularity for girls with 173 occurrences.

The trend's your friend. See how Noah has changed in popularity since 1880 by visiting the Noah Name Popularity Page.

Noah Related Names

The names Noach, Noak, Noe, Nooa are all forms of Noah.

Famous Noahs

  • Noah ~ Biblical Character (Num. 26:23), Biblical Character (Gen. 5:25)
  • Noah Claypole ~ Oliver Twist character
  • Noah Wyle ~ Actor

Noah Numerology

Destiny Number, Life Path Number, Soul Urge and Personality Number. These Numerological numbers may tell your child's story. Take a look at the Numerology Of Noah.

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Noah Name Fun

Would you like to fingerspell the name Noah in American Sign Language?

Then just follow the diagram below.

Be creative with the name Noah.

Just for fun, see the name Noah in Hieroglyphics, learn about ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics and write a Hieroglyphic message.

Learn about nautical flags and see your name or message written in nautical flags, on the Noah in Nautical Flags page.