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Noel Meaning


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Origin & Meaning

The name Noel is of French origin.

The meaning of Noel is "Christmas".  


In the U.S. in 2014, it ranked 1195  in baby name popularity for girls with 203 occurrences.  It ranked 356 in popular baby names for boys with 892 occurrences. 

View the Noel Name Popularity Page to see how the popularity trend for Noel has changed since 1880, or to compare the popularity of Noel to other names.


What will your new little Noel be like?

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The numbers that make up your child's name.

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Related Names

The name Noele is a form of Noel.

Other Tidbits

Some famous bearers of this name include: Noel Coward.

Name Fun

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

Then just follow the diagram below.

Be creative with the name Noel.

Just for fun, see the name Noel 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 Noel in Nautical Flags page.

Names Like This

French names have similar origins to those of other old-world European nations. They are often derivations of place names or trade names, or have their basis in history, mythology, religion or nature. They may also be created names.

The popularity of hyphenated names is a unique feature of French given names. For example Paul-Henri or Anne-Marie. A hyphenated name is considered a single unit first name, not separate first and middle names. Hyphenated names may be of the same or different genders. The first part of the name will always indicate the holder's gender.

Masculine names may be made feminine with the addition of -e, -ette, or -ine as suffixes.