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What does Noelle mean?

Noelle Pronunciation of Noelle [noelle] as a girls' name is pronounced noe-ELL. It is of Old French origin, and the meaning of Noelle is "Christmas". Feminine of Noel.


Noelle has 14 variants: Noel, Noela, Noele, Noeleen, Noelene, Noeline, Noeliz, Noell, Noella, Noelleen, Noelynn, Nowel, Noweleen and Nowell.

Creative forms:
(female) Naale, Niale, ..

(male) Noelme, ..

Middle name pairings:
Noelle Jocelyn (N.J.), ..

How popular is Noelle?

Noelle is a very prominent first name for women (#985 out of 4276, Top 23%) and also a very prominent last name for both adults and children (#71372 out of 150436, Top 47%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Noelle was first listed in 1940-1949 and reached its apex position of #250 in the U.S. in 2015. (2015 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Noelle name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Noelle outside U.S.

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related girl names. Popular alternative forms of Noelle (#250 the previous year) rated in the Top 2000 are Noel (#1203 the previous year) and Noella. Adoption of these relations of Noelle was common in 2014 (adoption of 0.09%) and has remained as conventional to this day (adoption 0.08%, 2.6% less). Noelle is more widely used than the rest.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Noelle, Noel, Noella in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Noelle and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Noelle is alike in pronunciation to Neale, Neel, Neelle, Neile, Nel, Nell and Nelle. Other recommended names are Abelle, Adelle, Arelle, Axelle, Belle, Chelle, Delle, Donelle, Dorelle, Gaelle, Helle, Holle, Idelle, Jobelle, Jocelle, Jodelle, Joell, Joella, Joelle, Joellen, Joelly, Joselle, Jovelle, Jowelle, Jozelle, Loella, Lorelle, Maelle, Moselle, Nanelle, Narelle, Neala, Nealla, Neelia, Neelie, Neelya, Neila, Neilla, Neille, Nela, Nelia, Nella, Nelley, Nelli, Nellie, Nelly, Neola, Noemie, Nola, Noola, Norell, Norella, Norelle, Novella, Nowla, Nualla, Odelle, Robelle, Romelle, Ronelle, Roselle, Rozelle, Shelle, Soulle, Stelle, Udelle, Zoelie and Zoelle. These names tend to be less frequently used than Noelle.

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