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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.


Noel has 5 variants: Nata, Natal, Natale, Nowel and Nowell.

Affiliated boy name: Christmas.

Noel has 5 feminine forms: Christmas, Decembra, Natalya, Natasha and Noelle.

Kreatif forms: Nenoel, Noelka, Noelne. [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)

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

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

Similar Names

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.