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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.

Noel is also pronounced similarly to Neal, Neel, Neil, Newel, Nial, Niel and Noll. Other suggested similar baby names are Joel, Neely, Noe and Yoel.

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Popularity of Noel

Noel is a very popular first name for males (#383 out of 1220) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#999 out of 88799) (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby names popularity of Noel name for boys (2012 statistics). Compare Noel with its variant forms and related boy baby names.


Top 1000 ranking of Noel name in U.S.
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