Noah

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since 1880
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Meaning and Origin

What does the name Noah mean? Find out below.

Origin and Meaning of Noah

"Noah" is a name 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 Named Noah

    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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    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 is a saint.

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

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    Notable Persons With the Last Name 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 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 is a saint.

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

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

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    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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    How popular is the baby name Noah in the U.S.?

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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 236 0 236
    1923 259 0 259
    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 185 6 179
    1932 182 0 182
    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 149 0 149
    1949 148 0 148
    1950 153 0 153
    1951 154 0 154
    1952 143 0 143
    1953 161 0 161
    1954 131 0 131
    1955 133 0 133
    1956 138 0 138
    1957 153 0 153
    1958 137 0 137
    1959 153 0 153
    1960 139 0 139
    1961 131 5 126
    1962 141 0 141
    1963 124 0 124
    1964 138 0 138
    1965 121 0 121
    1966 157 0 157
    1967 156 0 156
    1968 175 0 175
    1969 246 0 246
    1970 347 7 340
    1971 478 0 478
    1972 422 0 422
    1973 493 0 493
    1974 545 0 545
    1975 587 5 582
    1976 546 0 546
    1977 690 7 683
    1978 697 9 688
    1979 924 10 914
    1980 935 5 930
    1981 1,413 13 1,400
    1982 1,828 14 1,814
    1983 1,556 18 1,538
    1984 1,253 8 1,245
    1985 1,107 0 1,107
    1986 1,050 12 1,038
    1987 1,003 8 995
    1988 1,075 12 1,063
    1989 1,256 13 1,243
    1990 1,316 9 1,307
    1991 1,326 13 1,313
    1992 1,438 14 1,424
    1993 1,519 17 1,502
    1994 2,093 17 2,076
    1995 3,843 20 3,823 #99 boy name
    1996 7,225 43 7,182 #50 boy name
    1997 9,335 63 9,272 #38 boy name
    1998 13,466 57 13,409 #29 boy name
    1999 14,976 56 14,920 #24 boy name
    2000 14,334 64 14,270 #27 boy name
    2001 13,518 36 13,482 #28 boy name
    2002 12,108 42 12,066 #31 boy name
    2003 11,898 64 11,834 #31 boy name
    2004 11,991 87 11,904 #29 boy name
    2005 13,948 56 13,892 #23 boy name
    2006 16,383 53 16,330 #15 boy name
    2007 16,680 90 16,590 #14 boy name
    2008 15,841 56 15,785 #15 boy name
    2009 17,314 70 17,244 #9 boy name
    2010 16,527 80 16,447 #7 boy name
    2011 16,932 78 16,854 #5 boy name
    2012 17,424 78 17,346 #4 boy name
    2013 18,321 80 18,241 #1 boy name
    2014 19,393 107 19,286 #1 boy name
    2015 19,750 137 19,613 #1 boy name
    2016 19,216 134 19,082 #1 boy name
    2017 18,496 170 18,326 #2 boy 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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    Fun Facts about the name Noah

    • What name lists does Noah rank for?
    • How Popular is the name Noah? Noah is the 180th most popular name of all time. In 2017 Noah was the 2nd most popular name. As a last name Noah was the 6,384th most popular name in 2010.
    • How many people with the first name Noah have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 377,153 babies born with the first name Noah in the United States. That's more than enough people named Noah to occupy the country of Bahamas with an estimated population of 353,658 (as of May 3, 2010).
    • 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 19,613 babies. That's a lot of babies named Noah!
    • Random Noah Factoid: According to the 2016 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Noah ranks 2nd in popularity as a baby boy's name in Florida. Imagine that, 1,280 babies in Florida have the same name as you in 2016.
    • 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 Ahno. 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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    • 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.
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