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Noel meaning and name origin
Noel \noel\ as a boy's name (also used as girl's 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 variant forms: Nata, Natal, Natale, Nowel and Nowell.
For more information, see also the related name Christmas.
Baby names that sound like Noel are Neel, Niel and Noll.
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Popularity of Noel
Noel is a very popular first name for men (#383 out of 1220) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#999 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)
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