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Noel

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30k Noelle (French)
2k Noella (English)

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1880 10 0 10
1881 13 0 13
1882 10 0 10
1883 5 0 5
1884 12 0 12
1885 8 0 8
1886 6 0 6
1887 5 0 5
1888 13 0 13
1889 13 0 13
1890 10 0 10
1891 9 0 9
1892 16 0 16
1893 11 0 11
1894 23 0 23
1895 17 0 17
1896 12 0 12
1897 13 0 13
1898 23 0 23
1899 21 0 21
1900 18 0 18
1901 16 0 16
1902 22 0 22
1903 28 0 28
1904 22 0 22
1905 39 0 39
1906 33 0 33
1907 32 0 32
1908 47 0 47
1909 50 5 45
1910 44 0 44
1911 49 6 43
1912 86 6 80
1913 133 5 128
1914 147 11 136
1915 232 9 223
1916 197 16 181
1917 207 15 192
1918 203 17 186
1919 183 18 165
1920 224 18 206
1921 193 12 181
1922 219 12 207
1923 193 6 187
1924 213 17 196
1925 218 20 198
1926 222 18 204
1927 249 19 230
1928 295 30 265
1929 273 32 241
1930 249 35 214
1931 313 36 277
1932 351 51 300
1933 351 32 319
1934 367 40 327
1935 381 42 339
1936 371 46 325
1937 439 64 375
1938 486 61 425
1939 452 57 395
1940 448 73 375
1941 421 85 336
1942 461 94 367
1943 468 71 397
1944 430 70 360
1945 415 98 317
1946 440 105 335
1947 505 123 382
1948 441 112 329
1949 426 84 342
1950 390 84 306
1951 405 90 315
1952 415 76 339
1953 435 98 337
1954 447 96 351
1955 468 132 336
1956 488 98 390
1957 458 78 380
1958 523 81 442
1959 521 72 449
1960 468 77 391
1961 490 59 431
1962 479 60 419
1963 471 87 384
1964 482 110 372
1965 497 109 388
1966 620 151 469
1967 814 245 569
1968 845 206 639
1969 785 183 602
1970 876 200 676
1971 845 204 641
1972 718 181 537
1973 660 175 485
1974 673 166 507
1975 674 172 502
1976 600 159 441
1977 627 180 447
1978 599 185 414
1979 678 185 493
1980 648 188 460
1981 661 187 474
1982 649 179 470
1983 683 221 462
1984 719 241 478
1985 746 301 445
1986 726 253 473
1987 799 336 463
1988 803 315 488
1989 834 273 561
1990 843 255 588
1991 805 269 536
1992 753 243 510
1993 714 221 493
1994 727 224 503
1995 747 226 521
1996 759 242 517
1997 808 264 544
1998 738 243 495
1999 761 199 562
2000 821 205 616
2001 793 210 583
2002 740 192 548
2003 699 185 514
2004 740 168 572
2005 772 182 590
2006 786 180 606
2007 828 193 635
2008 769 178 591
2009 735 180 555
2010 702 159 543
2011 752 165 587
2012 825 145 680
2013 956 181 775
2014 1,103 204 899
2015 1,065 207 858

Want to know about the popularity of the Noel baby name? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 58,012 babies born with the name Noel in the United States. That's more than enough Noels to occupy the territory of Greenland (Denmark) with an estimated population of 56,749 (as of January 1, 2012). The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given to 10 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Noel" was in 2014 with a total of 899 babies.

According to the 1937 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Noel" ranks #105 in popularity as a baby boy's name in Idaho. Imagine that, 10 babies in Idaho have the same name as you in 1937. Across the entire United States a total of 439 babies also bear the same first name during the same year.

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

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

Origin and Meaning of Noel

The name "Noel" is of French origin, and it means "Born on Christmas Day". It's a name commonly given to both boys and girls.

Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun No"el
Same as Nowel.

Etymology: F. noël, L. natalis birthday, fr. natalis natal. See Natal

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. Period extending from Dec. 24 to Jan. 6

Noel Gallagher

Noel Gallagher is a musician, singer, and songwriter specializing in rock, britpop, alternative rock, and psychedelic rock music with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1991 to present. Noel was born in 1967 as Noel Thomas David Gallagher in Manchester, England.

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Other Inspirations for the Name Noel

Noel Fielding
Noel Biderman
Noel Coward
Noel Fisher
Noel Jones
Noel Devine
Noel Kahn
Noel Neill

Alternative Meanings

N is for neatness, your orderly way.

O is for outlook, pleasing to all.

E is for extra, those little things you do!

L is for luster, your shine.

Your name in reverse order is "Leon". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Nleo". How do you pronounce that?

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Past life for Noel born Dec 4, 1977

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I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Arctic approximately on 1250. Your profession was chemist, alchemist, and poison manufacturer.

You were sane, practical person, materialist with no spiritual consciousness. Your simple wisdom helped the weak and the poor. You should develop your talent for love, happiness and enthusiasm and to distribute these feelings to all people.

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