What does Noah mean?
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
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.
The trend's your friend. See how Noah has changed in popularity since 1880 by visiting the Noah Name Popularity Page.
Noah Related Names
- Noah ~ Biblical Character (Num. 26:23), Biblical Character (Gen. 5:25)
- Noah Claypole ~ Oliver Twist character
- Noah Wyle ~ Actor
Noah Name Fun
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