Noah Name Meaning

Lastest Updated June 7, 2024
Home » Baby Names » Noah Name Meaning

Fact: Characters named Noah have appeared in popular movies, TV shows, and books, such as Noah Calhoun from “The Notebook” and Noah Puckerman from “Glee,” further popularizing the name.

Continue Reading…

A Deep Dive

Noah Overview

Meaning

Rest, repose

Gender

Boy, Gender-neutral

Origin

Hebrew

Etymology

Derived from the Hebrew name “Noach,” meaning “rest” or “comfort.”

Religion

Christianity, Judaism

Pronunciation

/ˈnoʊ.ə/

Popularity

Noah is a highly popular name globally, consistently ranking high in countries like the USA, UK, Australia, and Canada. In 2023, Noah was the 2nd most popular name for boys in the USA.

Syllable

1 syllable

Length

4 letters

Numerology

2 (Cooperative, Adaptable, Considerate)

Name Styles

Popular, Classic, Short, Religious and Spiritual, Cute

Associated Traits

Compassionate, strong, dependable, intelligent

Spiritual, Religious, or Cultural Significance

Noah is a significant biblical figure known for building the ark and surviving the Great Flood, revered in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam.

Name Day

November 18th
A Deep Dive

Noah Variations in Different Cultures

Popular Variations

Noa, Noeh, Noe, Noach, Noé

Common Nicknames

No, Noey, Nono, Noa, Noie

Diminutives

Noe, Noie, Noey, Nono, Noi

Famous People

  • Noah Webster
    (American Lexicographer)
  • Noah Wyle
    (American Actor)
  • Noah Centineo
    (American Actor)
  • Noah Schnapp
    (American Actor)
  • Noah Cyrus
    (American Singer)

Pop Culture Icons and Works

  • Noah Calhoun
    ("The Notebook," Film)
  • "Noah"
    (Film)
  • Noah Puckerman
    ("Glee," TV Series)
  • Noah Flynn
    ("The Kissing Booth," Film)
  • "Noah's Ark"
    (TV Miniseries)
  • Noah Mayer
    ("As the World Turns," TV Series)

Places

  • Noah City
    (Georgia, USA)
  • Noah Park
    (New York, USA)
  • Noah River
    (Alaska, USA)
  • Noah Lake
    (Minnesota, USA)
  • Noah Island
    (British Columbia, Canada)
  • Noah Creek
    (Iowa, USA)

What Is the Meaning of Noah?

The name Noah means “rest” or “comfort.” People named Noah are often seen as calm, dependable, and soothing, reflecting the name’s association with tranquility and peace.

What Is the Origin of The Name Noah?

Noah has its origins in Hebrew, deriving from the name Noach. It has been a significant name in religious texts, particularly in the story of Noah’s Ark in the Bible, and has been used across various cultures for centuries.

Noah Name Popularity

Popularity Chart of the Name Noah in the U.S. over the Years

United States flagUnited States#22021#22022#22023
Top 3 Rankings#12013#12014#12015

Annual Statistics Breakdown for Noah

YearName RankingNumber of BirthsBirth Rate (%)
20232
No change from 2022
18995
(+287 from 2022)
1.03733
20222
No change from 2021
18708
(-176 from 2021)
0.99884
20212
No change from 2020
18884
(+455 from 2020)
1.00790
20202
No change from 2019
18429
(-730 from 2019)
0.99634
20192
No change from 2018
19159
(+744 from 2018)
0.99694
20182
No change from 2017
18415
(-73 from 2017)
0.94740
20172
(-1 from 2016)
18488
(-689 from 2016)
0.93415
20161
No change from 2015
19177
(-498 from 2015)
0.94672
20151
No change from 2014
19675
(+342 from 2014)
0.96237
20141
No change from 2013
19333
(+1049 from 2013)
0.94343
20131
(+3 from 2012)
18284
(+910 from 2012)
0.90484
20124
(+1 from 2011)
17374
(+496 from 2011)
0.85621
20115
(+2 from 2010)
16878
(+403 from 2010)
0.83085
20107
(+2 from 2009)
16475
(-785 from 2009)
0.80193
20099
(+6 from 2008)
17260
(+1460 from 2008)
0.81380
200815
(-1 from 2007)
15800
(-800 from 2007)
0.72463
200714
(+1 from 2006)
16600
(+260 from 2006)
0.74941
200615
(+8 from 2005)
16340
(+2439 from 2005)
0.74531
200523
(+6 from 2004)
13901
(+1991 from 2004)
0.65345
200429
(+2 from 2003)
11910
(+69 from 2003)
0.56356
200331
No change from 2002
11841
(-234 from 2002)
0.56355
200231
(-3 from 2001)
12075
(-1418 from 2001)
0.58428
200128
(-1 from 2000)
13493
(-787 from 2000)
0.65234
200027
(-3 from 1999)
14280
(-651 from 1999)
0.68380
199924
(+5 from 1998)
14931
(+1517 from 1998)
0.73227
199829
(+9 from 1997)
13414
(+4135 from 1997)
0.66156
199738
(+12 from 1996)
9279
(+2096 from 1996)
0.46446
199650
(+49 from 1995)
7183
(+3359 from 1995)
0.35848
199599
(+60 from 1994)
3824
(+1744 from 1994)
0.19012
1994159
(+43 from 1993)
2080
(+577 from 1993)
0.10204
1993202
(+14 from 1992)
1503
(+79 from 1992)
0.07277
1992216
(+9 from 1991)
1424
(+109 from 1991)
0.06784
1991225
(+3 from 1990)
1315
(+5 from 1990)
0.06204
1990228
(-9 from 1989)
1310
(+68 from 1989)
0.06087
1989219
(+11 from 1988)
1242
(+177 from 1988)
0.05926
1988230
(+6 from 1987)
1065
(+69 from 1987)
0.05319
1987236
(-9 from 1986)
996
(-43 from 1986)
0.05107
1986227
(-10 from 1985)
1039
(-70 from 1985)
0.05407
1985217
(-23 from 1984)
1109
(-137 from 1984)
0.05763
1984194
(-25 from 1983)
1246
(-297 from 1983)
0.06639
1983169
(-15 from 1982)
1543
(-273 from 1982)
0.08280
1982154
(+26 from 1981)
1816
(+416 from 1981)
0.09623
1981180
(+60 from 1980)
1400
(+472 from 1980)
0.07517
1980240
No change from 1979
928
(+15 from 1979)
0.05003
1979240
(+43 from 1978)
913
(+226 from 1978)
0.05097
1978283
(+2 from 1977)
687
(+5 from 1977)
0.04021
1977285
(+39 from 1976)
682
(+139 from 1976)
0.03990
1976324
(-13 from 1975)
543
(-37 from 1975)
0.03326
1975311
(+13 from 1974)
580
(+32 from 1974)
0.03575
1974324
(+20 from 1973)
548
(+56 from 1973)
0.03361
1973344
(+40 from 1972)
492
(+70 from 1972)
0.03049
1972384
(-17 from 1971)
422
(-56 from 1971)
0.02521
1971367
(+77 from 1970)
478
(+138 from 1970)
0.02629
1970444
(+47 from 1969)
340
(+94 from 1969)
0.01785
1969491
(+83 from 1968)
246
(+72 from 1968)
0.01345
1968574
(+27 from 1967)
174
(+20 from 1967)
0.00980
1967601
(-3 from 1966)
154
(-3 from 1966)
0.00865
1966598
(+81 from 1965)
157
(+37 from 1965)
0.00864
1965679
(-19 from 1964)
120
(-18 from 1964)
0.00633
1964660
(+35 from 1963)
138
(+14 from 1963)
0.00681
1963695
(-41 from 1962)
124
(-16 from 1962)
0.00601
1962654
(+28 from 1961)
140
(+14 from 1961)
0.00666
1961682
(-18 from 1960)
126
(-13 from 1960)
0.00584
1960664
(-41 from 1959)
139
(-14 from 1959)
0.00642
1959623
(+34 from 1958)
153
(+16 from 1958)
0.00706
1958657
(-35 from 1957)
137
(-16 from 1957)
0.00636
1957622
(+24 from 1956)
153
(+15 from 1956)
0.00699
1956646
No change from 1955
138
(+5 from 1955)
0.00643
1955646
(-4 from 1954)
133
(+2 from 1954)
0.00636
1954642
(-85 from 1953)
131
(-30 from 1953)
0.00633
1953557
(+25 from 1952)
161
(+18 from 1952)
0.00804
1952582
(-36 from 1951)
143
(-11 from 1951)
0.00725
1951546
(+1 from 1950)
154
(+1 from 1950)
0.00806
1950547
(+2 from 1949)
153
(+5 from 1949)
0.00841
1949549
(-6 from 1948)
148
(-2 from 1948)
0.00821
1948543
(-4 from 1947)
150
(-6 from 1947)
0.00841
1947539
(+23 from 1946)
156
(+26 from 1946)
0.00840
1946562
(-44 from 1945)
130
(-3 from 1945)
0.00788
1945518
(-36 from 1944)
133
(-24 from 1944)
0.00970
1944482
(+15 from 1943)
157
(+2 from 1943)
0.01130
1943497
(-40 from 1942)
155
(-27 from 1942)
0.01066
1942457
(+9 from 1941)
182
(+21 from 1941)
0.01292
1941466
(+5 from 1940)
161
(+11 from 1940)
0.01283
1940471
(+42 from 1939)
150
(+28 from 1939)
0.01265
1939513
(-35 from 1938)
122
(-23 from 1938)
0.01076
1938478
(-6 from 1937)
145
(+2 from 1937)
0.01276
1937472
(-7 from 1936)
143
(-4 from 1936)
0.01308
1936465
(-48 from 1935)
147
(-28 from 1935)
0.01381
1935417
(+45 from 1934)
175
(+27 from 1934)
0.01636
1934462
(-51 from 1933)
148
(-25 from 1933)
0.01394
1933411
(+5 from 1932)
173
(-9 from 1932)
0.01696
1932416
(+4 from 1931)
182
(+2 from 1931)
0.01694
1931420
(+6 from 1930)
180
(-11 from 1930)
0.01683
1930426
(-6 from 1929)
191
(-6 from 1929)
0.01691
1929420
(+37 from 1928)
197
(+23 from 1928)
0.01779
1928457
(-72 from 1927)
174
(-62 from 1927)
0.01525
1927385
(-3 from 1926)
236
(+1 from 1926)
0.02031
1926382
(+22 from 1925)
235
(+16 from 1925)
0.02052
1925404
(-13 from 1924)
219
(-20 from 1924)
0.01902
1924391
(-21 from 1923)
239
(-20 from 1923)
0.02044
1923370
(+20 from 1922)
259
(+23 from 1922)
0.02287
1922390
(-6 from 1921)
236
(-11 from 1921)
0.02097
1921384
(-1 from 1920)
247
(+5 from 1920)
0.02171
1920383
(-21 from 1919)
242
(-11 from 1919)
0.02198
1919362
(+15 from 1918)
253
(+6 from 1918)
0.02492
1918377
(+5 from 1917)
247
(+28 from 1917)
0.02355
1917382
(-27 from 1916)
219
(-10 from 1916)
0.02283
1916355
(+35 from 1915)
229
(+40 from 1915)
0.02480
1915390
(-30 from 1914)
189
(+18 from 1914)
0.02145
1914360
(-12 from 1913)
171
(+30 from 1913)
0.02502
1913348
(+7 from 1912)
141
(+25 from 1912)
0.02629
1912355
(-64 from 1911)
116
(+34 from 1911)
0.02569
1911291
(-30 from 1910)
82
(-5 from 1910)
0.03397
1910261
(+24 from 1909)
87
(+25 from 1909)
0.04172
1909285
(-30 from 1908)
62
(-6 from 1908)
0.03506
1908255
(+14 from 1907)
68
(+7 from 1907)
0.04087
1907269
(-13 from 1906)
61
(+1 from 1906)
0.03847
1906256
(-5 from 1905)
60
No change from 1905
0.04165
1905251
(+26 from 1904)
60
(+14 from 1904)
0.04189
1904277
(-11 from 1903)
46
(-2 from 1903)
0.03321
1903266
(-51 from 1902)
48
(-21 from 1902)
0.03712
1902215
(+17 from 1901)
69
(+13 from 1901)
0.05198
1901232
(-28 from 1900)
56
(-36 from 1900)
0.04845
1900204
(+40 from 1899)
92
(+45 from 1899)
0.05675
1899244
(-33 from 1898)
47
(-21 from 1898)
0.04080
1898211
(+11 from 1897)
68
(+10 from 1897)
0.05148
1897222
(-6 from 1896)
58
(-11 from 1896)
0.04756
1896216
(-17 from 1895)
69
(-3 from 1895)
0.05346
1895199
(-1 from 1894)
72
(-2 from 1894)
0.05685
1894198
(+7 from 1893)
74
(+5 from 1893)
0.05925
1893205
(-10 from 1892)
69
(-10 from 1892)
0.05701
1892195
(-25 from 1891)
79
(+3 from 1891)
0.06010
1891170
(+10 from 1890)
76
(+2 from 1890)
0.06956
1890180
(-22 from 1889)
74
(-11 from 1889)
0.06182
1889158
(+19 from 1888)
85
(+2 from 1888)
0.07141
1888177
(-39 from 1887)
83
(-11 from 1887)
0.06389
1887138
(+17 from 1886)
94
(+4 from 1886)
0.08599
1886155
(+19 from 1885)
90
(+14 from 1885)
0.07560
1885174
(-28 from 1884)
76
(-18 from 1884)
0.06555
1884146
(+12 from 1883)
94
(+13 from 1883)
0.07659
1883158
(-29 from 1882)
81
(-27 from 1882)
0.07202
1882129
(+23 from 1881)
108
(+27 from 1881)
0.08850
1881152
(-26 from 1880)
81
(-22 from 1880)
0.07481
1880126
First SSA data recorded
103
First SSA data recorded
0.08699

American States Popularity Rankings for Noah

(From the Most to Least Popular, Based on Number of Births )

California (CA)

California (CA) flagCalifornia (CA)#12021#22022#12023

Texas (TX)

Texas (TX) flagTexas (TX)#22021#22022#22023

Florida (FL)

Florida (FL) flagFlorida (FL)#22021#22022#22023

New York (NY)

New York (NY) flagNew York (NY)#22021#22022#22023

Ohio (OH)

Ohio (OH) flagOhio (OH)#32021#32022#42023

Pennsylvania (PA)

Pennsylvania (PA) flagPennsylvania (PA)#12021#22022#12023

Illinois (IL)

Illinois (IL) flagIllinois (IL)#12021#12022#12023

North Carolina (NC)

North Carolina (NC) flagNorth Carolina (NC)#22021#22022#22023

Michigan (MI)

Michigan (MI) flagMichigan (MI)#12021#12022#12023

Georgia (GA)

Georgia (GA) flagGeorgia (GA)#12021#12022#22023

Virginia (VA)

Virginia (VA) flagVirginia (VA)#22021#22022#22023

Indiana (IN)

Indiana (IN) flagIndiana (IN)#32021#52022#32023

Tennessee (TN)

Tennessee (TN) flagTennessee (TN)#42021#42022#62023

New Jersey (NJ)

New Jersey (NJ) flagNew Jersey (NJ)#22021#22022#22023

Massachusetts (MA)

Massachusetts (MA) flagMassachusetts (MA)#12021#12022#12023

Arizona (AZ)

Arizona (AZ) flagArizona (AZ)#22021#22022#32023

Washington (WA)

Washington (WA) flagWashington (WA)#22021#32022#32023

Missouri (MO)

Missouri (MO) flagMissouri (MO)#62021#62022#42023

Minnesota (MN)

Minnesota (MN) flagMinnesota (MN)#92021#102022#82023

Wisconsin (WI)

Wisconsin (WI) flagWisconsin (WI)#62021#52022#52023

Maryland (MD)

Maryland (MD) flagMaryland (MD)#22021#22022#22023

Kentucky (KY)

Kentucky (KY) flagKentucky (KY)#52021#22022#32023

Colorado (CO)

Colorado (CO) flagColorado (CO)#32021#42022#32023

Alabama (AL)

Alabama (AL) flagAlabama (AL)#42021#42022#42023

Louisiana (LA)

Louisiana (LA) flagLouisiana (LA)#22021#32022#22023

South Carolina (SC)

South Carolina (SC) flagSouth Carolina (SC)#42021#12022#12023

Oklahoma (OK)

Oklahoma (OK) flagOklahoma (OK)#32021#32022#32023

Oregon (OR)

Oregon (OR) flagOregon (OR)#62021#52022#52023

Connecticut (CT)

Connecticut (CT) flagConnecticut (CT)#12021#22022#12023

Iowa (IA)

Iowa (IA) flagIowa (IA)#42021#152022#52023

Kansas (KS)

Kansas (KS) flagKansas (KS)#32021#52022#32023

Utah (UT)

Utah (UT) flagUtah (UT)#102021#72022#92023

Arkansas (AR)

Arkansas (AR) flagArkansas (AR)#42021#32022#32023

Mississippi (MS)

Mississippi (MS) flagMississippi (MS)#52021#42022#52023

Nevada (NV)

Nevada (NV) flagNevada (NV)#22021#22022#22023

West Virginia (WV)

West Virginia (WV) flagWest Virginia (WV)#42021#72022#52023

New Mexico (NM)

New Mexico (NM) flagNew Mexico (NM)#12021#32022#32023

Nebraska (NE)

Nebraska (NE) flagNebraska (NE)#102021#72022#52023

Hawaii (HI)

Hawaii (HI) flagHawaii (HI)#12021#12022#32023

Maine (ME)

Maine (ME) flagMaine (ME)#152021#72022#92023

Idaho (ID)

Idaho (ID) flagIdaho (ID)#82021#122022#122023

New Hampshire (NH)

New Hampshire (NH) flagNew Hampshire (NH)#82021#122022#92023

Rhode Island (RI)

Rhode Island (RI) flagRhode Island (RI)#22021#22022#12023

District of Columbia (DC)

District of Columbia (DC) flagDistrict of Columbia (DC)#42021#72022#22023

South Dakota (SD)

South Dakota (SD) flagSouth Dakota (SD)#82021#72022#152023

North Dakota (ND)

North Dakota (ND) flagNorth Dakota (ND)#162021#92022#72023

Delaware (DE)

Delaware (DE) flagDelaware (DE)#12021#22022#12023

Montana (MT)

Montana (MT) flagMontana (MT)#112021#42022#62023

Alaska (AK)

Alaska (AK) flagAlaska (AK)#12021#92022#42023

Vermont (VT)

Vermont (VT) flagVermont (VT)#32021#242022#82023

Wyoming (WY)

Wyoming (WY) flagWyoming (WY)#62021#12022#132023

Popularity Rankings for Noah in other Countries and American Territories

(From the Most to Least Popular, Based on Rankings)

Popularity in Australia (NSW)

Australia (NSW) flagAustralia (NSW)#22021#12022#22023

Popularity in England and Wales

England and Wales flagEngland and Wales#32019#42020#12021

Popularity in Scotland

Scotland flagScotland#22021#12022#22023

Popularity in Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland flagNorthern Ireland#22021#32022#12023

Popularity in Denmark

Denmark flagDenmark#132021#62022#1First half of 2023

Popularity in Canada

Canada flagCanada#12021#12022#12023

Popularity in Sweden

Sweden flagSweden#12021#32022#12023

Popularity in Norway

Norway flagNorway#12021#22022#12023

Popularity in New Zealand

New Zealand flagNew Zealand#22021#22022#12023

Popularity in Belgium

Belgium flagBelgium#22020#12021#12022

Popularity in Quebec, Canada

Quebec, Canada flagQuebec, Canada#22020#12021#12022

Popularity in Switzerland

Switzerland flagSwitzerland#12020#12021#12022

Popularity in Germany

Germany flagGermany#22021#12022#12023

Popularity in Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico flagPuerto Rico#42021#22022#32023

Popularity in Ireland

Ireland flagIreland#22021#22022#22023

Popularity in Austria

Austria flagAustria#122020#102021#52022

Popularity in Argentina

Argentina flagArgentina#132020#62021

Popularity in France

France flagFrance#112020#82021#62022

Popularity in Philippines

Philippines flagPhilippines#72022

Popularity in Other American Territories

American Samoa flag American Samoa
Guam flag Guam
Northern Mariana Islands flag Northern Mariana Islands
U.S. Virgin Islands flag U.S. Virgin Islands

Other American Territories flagOther American Territories#92021#172022#82023

Popularity in Italy

Italy flagItaly#462020#422021#362022

Popularity in Chile

Chile flagChile#922019#612020#382021

Popularity in Portugal

Portugal flagPortugal#812012#502020

Popularity in Spain

Spain flagSpain#682020#542021#502022

Popularity in Uruguay

Uruguay flagUruguay#612021#562022#562023

Popularity in Basque Country, Spain

Basque Country, Spain flagBasque Country, Spain#752020#572021#692022

Popularity in Greenland

Greenland flagGreenland#1272019#1312020#1502021

Popularity in Mexico

Mexico flagMexico#2492020#1722021

Popularity in Poland

Poland flagPoland#1822021#2102022#1772023

Popularity in Iceland

Iceland flagIceland#3292021

Source: Social Security Administration (SSA) and Other National Sources

Is Noah a Name for Boys or Girls?

Noah is traditionally a name for boys. It has been predominantly used for males due to its biblical association with the male figure Noah, who is a central character in the story of the Great Flood.

Variants, Nicknames, Diminutives, and Ideal Middle Names for Noah

Noah in Famous People Names, Pop Culture, and Places

  • Noah Webster (Lexicographer, 1758–1843): An American lexicographer celebrated for publishing the first American dictionary.