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Noah

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1880 103 0 103
1881 81 0 81
1882 108 0 108
1883 81 0 81
1884 94 0 94
1885 76 0 76
1886 90 0 90
1887 94 0 94
1888 83 0 83
1889 85 0 85
1890 74 0 74
1891 76 0 76
1892 79 0 79
1893 69 0 69
1894 74 0 74
1895 72 0 72
1896 69 0 69
1897 58 0 58
1898 68 0 68
1899 47 0 47
1900 92 0 92
1901 56 0 56
1902 69 0 69
1903 48 0 48
1904 46 0 46
1905 60 0 60
1906 60 0 60
1907 61 0 61
1908 68 0 68
1909 62 0 62
1910 87 0 87
1911 82 0 82
1912 116 0 116
1913 141 0 141
1914 171 0 171
1915 189 0 189
1916 229 0 229
1917 219 0 219
1918 247 0 247
1919 253 0 253
1920 242 0 242
1921 247 0 247
1922 237 0 237
1923 258 0 258
1924 239 0 239
1925 219 0 219
1926 235 0 235
1927 236 0 236
1928 174 0 174
1929 197 0 197
1930 191 0 191
1931 186 6 180
1932 181 0 181
1933 173 0 173
1934 148 0 148
1935 175 0 175
1936 147 0 147
1937 143 0 143
1938 145 0 145
1939 122 0 122
1940 150 0 150
1941 161 0 161
1942 182 0 182
1943 155 0 155
1944 157 0 157
1945 133 0 133
1946 130 0 130
1947 156 0 156
1948 150 0 150
1949 148 0 148
1950 153 0 153
1951 154 0 154
1952 143 0 143
1953 160 0 160
1954 131 0 131
1955 133 0 133
1956 137 0 137
1957 153 0 153
1958 137 0 137
1959 154 0 154
1960 138 0 138
1961 131 5 126
1962 140 0 140
1963 125 0 125
1964 138 0 138
1965 122 0 122
1966 157 0 157
1967 156 0 156
1968 176 0 176
1969 246 0 246
1970 348 7 341
1971 478 0 478
1972 421 0 421
1973 493 0 493
1974 545 0 545
1975 587 5 582
1976 545 0 545
1977 691 7 684
1978 697 9 688
1979 924 10 914
1980 934 5 929
1981 1,413 13 1,400
1982 1,829 14 1,815
1983 1,555 18 1,537
1984 1,253 8 1,245
1985 1,109 0 1,109
1986 1,051 12 1,039
1987 1,001 8 993
1988 1,075 12 1,063
1989 1,254 12 1,242
1990 1,314 9 1,305
1991 1,326 13 1,313
1992 1,437 14 1,423
1993 1,518 17 1,501
1994 2,089 17 2,072
1995 3,841 20 3,821 #100 boy name
1996 7,225 43 7,182 #50 boy name
1997 9,332 63 9,269 #38 boy name
1998 13,465 57 13,408 #29 boy name
1999 14,971 56 14,915 #24 boy name
2000 14,329 64 14,265 #27 boy name
2001 13,514 36 13,478 #28 boy name
2002 12,106 41 12,065 #31 boy name
2003 11,898 64 11,834 #31 boy name
2004 11,986 87 11,899 #29 boy name
2005 13,945 56 13,889 #23 boy name
2006 16,377 53 16,324 #15 boy name
2007 16,675 90 16,585 #14 boy name
2008 15,834 56 15,778 #15 boy name
2009 17,301 70 17,231 #9 boy name
2010 16,518 80 16,438 #7 boy name
2011 16,923 78 16,845 #5 boy name
2012 17,401 78 17,323 #4 boy name
2013 18,285 79 18,206 #1 boy name
2014 19,336 107 19,229 #1 boy name
2015 19,648 137 19,511 #1 boy name

Fun Facts about the name Noah

  • How many people with the first name Noah have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 339,135 babies born with the first name Noah in the United States. That's more than enough people named Noah to occupy the country of Iceland with an estimated population of 320,060 (as of April 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Noah? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 103 new born babies.
  • When was Noah first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Noah is Wednesday, March 7th, 1866.
  • What year had the most people named Noah born? The highest recorded use of the first name Noah was in 2015 with a total of 19,511 babies. That's a lot of babies named Noah!
  • Random Noah Factoid: According to the 1999 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Noah ranks 27th in popularity as a baby boy's name in Delaware. Imagine that, 39 babies in Delaware have the same name as you in 1999.
  • Weird things about the name Noah: Your name in reverse order is Haon. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Aohn. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Noah? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 5,332 people with the last name Noah.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Noah? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 2 of them will have Noah as their last name.

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Popularity of Noah as a first name

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Popularity of Noah as a last name

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Common last names for Noah

  • Smith
  • Williams
  • Johnson
  • Miller
  • Brown
  • Jones
  • Davis
  • Taylor
  • Thomas
  • Moore
  • Martin
  • Hall
  • Wilson
  • Jackson
  • Phillips
  • Wright
  • Thompson
  • Lewis

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Noah U.S.
  White 80.70% 64.26%
  African American 7.80% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 2.16% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 3.81% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.19% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 3.34% 16.26%

Of Last Name Noah

People with the last name Noah are most frequently White

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Noah" mean? The list below shows the origins of Noah as well as things modernly associated with the name Noah such as celebrities named Noah.

Hebrew

Origin and Meaning of Noah

The name "Noah" is of Hebrew origin, and it means "Rest, Peace". It's a name commonly given to boys.

Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun No"ah
A patriarch of Biblical history, in the time of the Deluge.

Etymology: Heb. Nōakh rest

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. The Hebrew patriarch who saved himself and his family and the animals by building an ark in which they survived 40 days and 40 nights of rain; the story of Noah and the flood is told in the Book of Genesis
Wiktionary

From Biblical Hebrew נֹחַ (nóakh, nṓaḥ)

  1. (religion) A figure in Abrahamic religions, believed to have built an ark to save his family and members of each species of animal from the Great Flood.
  2. A male given name.
  3. The 71st sura (chapter) of the Quran

Abbreviation of Australian rhyming slang Noah's ark (“shark”).

  1. (Australia, rhyming slang) Short for Noah's ark; shark.

    Noah was also found in the following language(s): Danish, German, Norwegian, and Swedish

    Notable Persons With the Name Noah

    Noah Cyrus

    Noah Cyrus is an actress. Noah was given the name Noah Lindsey Cyrus by her parent Billy Ray Cyrus on January 8th, 2000 in Nashville, Tennessee, U.S.

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    Noah Hathaway

    Noah Hathaway is a notable person. He was most active from 1978 to present. Noah was given the name Noah Leslie Hathaway on November 13th, 1971 in Los Angeles.

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    Noah

    Noah is a saint.

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    Noah Taylor

    Noah Taylor is an actor and artist. He has had major accomplishments since 1987. Noah was given the name Noah George Taylor on September 4th, 1969 in London, England.

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    Noah Wyle

    Noah Wyle is an american film, television, theatre actor, film, theatre, americanfilm, and andtheatreactor. His most notable accomplishments were from 1984 to present. Noah was given the name Noah Strausser Speer Wyle by his parents Maiden and married names on June 4th, 1971 in Hollywood.

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    Noah Emmerich

    Noah Emmerich is an actor. Noah was given the name Noah Nicholas Emmerich on February 27th, 1965.

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    • Noah Baumbach
      (screenwriter)
    • Noah Hawley
      (author)
    • Noah Syndergaard
      (baseball player)
    • Panda Bear
      (musician)
    • Noah Webster
      (author)
    • Noah Bean
      (film)
    • Noah Ringer
      (actor)
    • Noah Munck
      (actor)
    • Noah Gray-Cabey
      (actor)
    • Jr Noah Beery
      (actor)
    • Noah Segan
      (actor)
    • Noah Vonleh
      (basketball player)
    • Noah "Puck" Puckerman
      (leading person)
    • Noah Feldman
      (scientist)

    Notable Persons With the Last Name Noah

    Trevor Noah

    Trevor Noah is a political satire, news satire, observational comedy, surreal humour, black comedy, insult comedy, and deadpan comedian. Trevor was born on February 20th, 1984 in Johannesburg.

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    Joakim Noah

    Joakim Noah is a basketball player for the Chicago Bulls in the National Basketball Association. He was most active from 2007 to present. Joakim was born on February 25th, 1985 in New York City.

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    Noah

    Noah is a saint.

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    Yannick Noah

    Yannick Noah is a pop music musician. Yannick was born on May 18th, 1960 in Sedan, Ardennes.

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    Timothy Noah

    Timothy Noah is a journalist. Timothy was given the name Timothy Robert Noah in 1958.

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    Zacharie Noah

    Zacharie Noah is a soccer player for the Paris Saint-Germain F.C. and CS Sedan Ardennes. Zacharie was born on February 2nd, 1937 in Yaoundé.

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    What does the name Noah mean?

    Nis for narrator, tell many stories

    Ois for organized, you always know where things are

    Ais for approachable, constantly meeting new people

    His for honest, something you hold dear.

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    Sources: U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain). U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain). 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License). Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License). Wiktionary: Titles and License. Notable persons via Wikipedia: Titles and License. Click each image for the attribution information.

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