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pinWhat 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.


Noah has 5 variants: Knoa, Noach, Noak, Noe and Norrie.

Kreatif forms: Nanoah, Noahna, Noahni. [more]

pinHow 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 1000 Names, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Noah name in U.S.

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

The only other prominent varying form of Noah (#1 in recent rankings) is Noe (#575 in recent rankings). Adoption of these relations of Noah was common among parents in 2005 (median #227) and is somewhat lower today (#288, 8% less). Noah has been the recurring favorite, though Noe has become trendy as well.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Noah, Noe in U.S.

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

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Noah is pronounced similarly to Nye. Other suggested similar baby 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.