What does Noel mean?
Noel [noel] as a boys' name (also used less commonly as girls' name Noel) is pronounced nol, NOH-el. It is of French origin, and the meaning of Noel is "Christmas". Used since the Middle Ages. Playwright and actor Noel Coward.
Affiliated boy name: Christmas.Creative forms:
(male) Noelah, Norel, ..
(female) Noelli, Noli, .. Middle name pairings:
Noel Everett (N.E.), ..
How popular is Noel?
Noel is a very popular first name for men (#383 out of 1220, Top 31%) and also a very popular surname for both adults and children (#1130 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)
Displayed below is the baby name statistics of Noel for boys. Noel reached its apex rank of #299 in the U.S. during the years 1930-1939, and is at #374 presently. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related boy names. Below is a charted study of the popularity of Noel and related names. Natale is the only other prominent alternative form of Noel (#374 the previous year) listed in the Top 2000. Adoption of these relations of Noel was at its most widespread less than a decade ago (median #1178) and has remained as conventional to this day (#1187, ▼3.6%). Noel is the most trendy boy name in this compilation.
Noel▲ is alike in pronunciation to Knoll, Neal▼, Neale, Neall, Neel, Neil▼, Neile, Neill, Newel, Newell, Nial, Niall, Niel, Nile and Noll. Other suggested similar names are Abel▲, Acel, Adel, Amel, Arel, Avel, Axel▲, Buel, Cael, Dael, Del, Edel, Gael, Howel, Jael, Joel, Jorel, Kael, Lovel, Lowel, Mel, Nagel, Ned▼, Neely, Nels▼, Ner, Nev, Niels, Nigel, Nijel, Njal, Noah▲, Noak, Noam, Noble, Noe▲, Nolen, Noor, Norm, Norvel, Nour, Nye, Nygel, Orel, Peel, Powel, Rodel, Ronel, Ruel, Sorel, Udel, Yael and Yoel. These names tend to be less commonly used than Noel.