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Meaning of Noah

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The name Noah has the following meaning:

One who is peaceful or quiet. Also means "wanderer". The famous character in the Bible who was told by God to build a large ark in preparation of the great flood.
It is a male name, suitable for baby boys.


As a baby boy name, Noah is currently a popular baby name, with a recent overall USA popularity ranking of 28 out of 1000 (source: 2000s U.S. Census).

In 2009, the name Noah rose in popularity, moving up the USA Top 1000 charts in Year 2009, by 6 places. For the Year 2009, it ranked 9 in the Top 1000 charts.

The following chart shows the popularity of the name Noah in the USA, over the past 100 years.
USA baby name statistics


The name Noah is pronounced as no-ah


Noah originates from the Hebrew language.

See other suggested Hebrew boy baby names.

Related names

The following names are baby names related to Noah and are suitable names for brothers and sisters of Noah: Boys - Heber, Namir, Nuriel, Yahir, Girls - Nuria, Shayna, Yajaira, Yakira, Both genders - Daniel, Gabriel, Joshua, Michael


Popular Variants for the name Noah: Noa, Noach, Noak, Noe (Spanish), Noi, Nuh (Arabic)


We think the name Noah should fall under the following style category: Biblical.

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Based on our research, most people would imagine a person with the name Noah to be: Homely and courageous chap

In one word, you might describe Noah as a(n) "courageous" person.

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Famous persons

The names of some famous persons by the name Noah (or its variants) are:

Noah George Taylor , born on 4 September, a famous actor. Noah George Taylor 's background: A British-born Australian actor.

Noah Lindsey Beery, born on 10 August, a famous actor. Noah Lindsey Beery's background: An American actor specializing in warm, friendly character parts similar to the ones played by his legendary uncle Wallace Beery, although Noah Beery, Jr., unlike his uncle, seldom broke away from playing supporting roles.

Noah Webster, born on 16 October, a famous lexicographer. Noah Webster's background: An American lexicographer, textbook author, spelling reformer, political writer, word enthusiast, and editor. He has been called the 'Father of American Scholarship and Education'.
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