What does Noah mean?
Noah [noah] as a boys' name is pronounced NOH-ah. It is of Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Noah is "peaceful".
Also possibly "long-lived", "comforter", or "wanderer". Biblical: the patriarch survivor of the Great Flood who drifted in the ark for 40 days of rain. According to the biblical account, all the world's nations are descended from Noah's three sons. The name has been steadily used since the 17th century. Actor Noah Wyle.
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How popular is Noah?
Noah is a very prominent first name for males (#458 out of 1220, Top 37%) and also a very prominent surname for both adults and children (#6368 out of 150436, Top 4%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)
Displayed below is the birth name popularity of Noah for boys. Noah reached its apex rank of #1 in the U.S. in the year 2014. (Top 2000 Names, 2014)
The only other prominent varying form of Noah (#1 in recent rankings) is Noe (#575 in recent rankings). Adoption of these relations of Noah is common among parents today (median #288). Noah has been the recurring favorite, though Noe has become trendy as well.
Noah▲ is pronounced similarly to Nye. Other suggested similar names are Jonah▲, Nap, Nash▲, Nat▼, Neal▼, Nial, Niaz, Njal, Noam, Noel▲, Nolan▲, Noll, Noor, Norm and Nour. These names tend to be less commonly used than Noah.