What does Noel mean?
Noel [noel] as a girls' name (also used more generally as boys' name Noel) is of Old French origin, and Noel means "Christmas". Noel is an alternate spelling of Noelle (Old French): feminine of Noel. See also Christmas, Decembra, Natalya and Natasha.
(female) Neiel, Noli, ..
(male) Noelah, Noelar, .. Middle name pairings:
Noel Ada (N.A.), ..
How popular is Noel?
Noel is a very prominent first name for women (#1233 out of 4276, Top 29%) and also a very prominent surname for both adults and children (#1130 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)
Noel entered the list in 1930-1939 and reached its highest rank of #710 in the U.S. during 1980-1989, and is at #1203 presently. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)
Which version is better?with its source form and related girl names. Prominent related forms of Noel (#1203 last year) listed in the Top 2000 are Noelle (#250 last year), Natasha (#666), Natalya (#1126) and Noella. These relations of Noel were favored as baby names 35 years ago (average #1050) and have become significantly less widespread since (#1049, ▼57%), with the form Natasha going out of style. Natasha has historically been a favorite of parents, though Noelle is currently the top form.
Noel is alike in pronunciation to Neale, Neel, Neelle, Neile, Nel, Nell▼ and Nelle▼. Other suggested similar names are Adel, Amel, Bel, Chel, Coel, Dael, Del, Etel, Gael, Jael, Jonel, Kyel, Lael, Lorel, Mel, Nea, Neely, Nekoel, Nela, Noa▲, Noe, Noemi▲, Nola, Nolen, Nona▼, Noni, Noola, Noor▲, Nora▲, Nore, Norell, Norm, Nour, Nova▲, Nowla, Orel, Sonel and Sorel. These names tend to be less commonly used than Noel.See names in meaning and etymology.