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What does Noel mean?

Noel Pronunciation of 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. Also form of Christmas.



VARIANTS Nata, Natal, Natale, Nowel, Nowell

FEMININE FORMS Christmas, Decembra, Natalya, Natasha, Noelle



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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)

Noel reached its apex rank of #299 in the U.S. during the years 1930-1939, and is at #405 presently. (2018 U.S. SSA RECORDS)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Noel name in U.S.

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

Which version is better?

Natale is the only other prominent alternative form of Noel (#405 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 (#1202, 7.2%). Noel is the most trendy boy name in this compilation.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Noel, Natale in U.S.

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

Similar Names

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-sounding 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.