What does Noel mean?
Noel /noel/ [1 syll.] as a boys' name (also used less commonly as girls' name Noel) is pronounced 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.more]
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. Census)
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of Noel for boys. Noel reached its apex rank of #297 in the U.S. during the years 1970-1979, and is at #356 presently. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Noel▲ is alike in pronunciation to Neal▼, Neel, Neil▼, Newel, Nial, Niel and Noll. Other suggested similar baby names are Joel, Neely, Noe▲ and Yoel. These names tend to be less commonly used than Noel.