Noah Name Meaning & Origin


Pronunciation: NOH-ə (key)

Origin of the name Noah:

Derived from the Hebrew nōach (rest, comfort). The name is borne in the Bible by the patriarch commanded by God to build the ark, upon which he saved his family and two of each creature from the Great Flood. He is seen as the second progenitor of the human race,

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

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Noah is #2 on the list of top 100 cool baby boy names in the baby name book "Cool Names" by Pamela Redmond Satran and Linda Rosenkrantz.
Every time I say the word Noah, it sounds like a small bell that toils out of my mouth.

One of the more popular names nowadays.

If I have a son named Noah, I want to build him a tree house the shape of a boat, so that I can paint "NOAH`S ARK" on it. :)

My son's name is Noah. He's three, and has a little sister named Amalia, and an older brother named Simon. :)

Noah's are extremely smart. One Noah that I know is in 3rd grade and taking Calculus AB/BC

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Noah is a BOY'S NAME! It was never meant to be a girl's name! Stop giving boys' names to the girls! PLEASE!

I find this offensive and unbelievable that you have the audacity to say Noah is just a boys name, news flash honey it isn't just for boys. It is a unisex name fyi. I assume your what you'd call sexist. Your going to have people out there that find boys and girls names cute and use it for unisex name. We didn't need you sexist opinion or rebuttal about Noah should only being a boys name. I like the name Elliot for a girl and it was originally a boy name, I like the names feminine version nickname Ellie.

^For you negative posters, my name is Noa. I am proud of my name because it is so unique, and no other girls really have it. Plus, Noa has both a Hebrew and Japanese meaning. Noa isn't just a boy name either. A bible character named Zelophehad had five daughters and one of them was named Noa. Noa is a unisex name, not just for boys, for you sexist people.
^You are a complete and total idiot. It's just like saying Sophie is sexist because it's a girls name.
^Addressed to the original comment. You are so idiotic. You give feminists a bad name. Saying a name is for boys is not sexist, it's fact.

Noa is not the female version of the name Noah, and they are pronounced differently in Hebrew. Noa was one of the five daughters of the biblical figure Zelophehad, who died without leaving a male heir. Noa and her sisters fought for - and won - the right to inherit his property. She and her sisters are among the most influential and revered women in the Bible as a result of their actions standing up for what they believed was right (Numbers 27 and on), challenging even Moses on his interpretation of the law and then prevailing. It also means "movement" in Hebrew.

Noa is also claimed as a Japanese name, loosely translated as “my love." 私の愛は私の愛です. ばかなことをやめる

Nicknames for Noah: | Edit

All little children refer to my son as "O" uh. My younger son couldn't pronounce the N.
• No-Ha - my hubbies grandparents called him "No-one" growing up. :( Kinda sad, but silly.
• Noey - We call our son this all the time We find it very cute for our little toddler :)
• Noah Boa
• Our son is called (by various family members): Noah Kabloa, Noni Juice, NoNo, and Noey.
• We call our son (Noah Balboa, as in 'Rocky' lol) or Noey
We call our son adopted since we adopted him.M and my gay husband call our son who is named Noah, THAT WAS NOT ME I SWEAR IT WAS LIAM WINANS

Meanings and history of the name Noah: | Edit

Noah built the ark in the Bible (Genesis).

Famous real-life people named Noah: | Edit

Noah Schnapp - american actor, known for portraying the tiny soft beautiful baby angel boy Will Byers in Stranger Things
Noah Wylie - American actor
Noah Mills - American model
Noah Munck - American actor
Noah Beery, Sr. - American actor
Noah Beery, Jr. - American actor
Noah Webster, Jr. was a lexicographer, textbook pioneer, English spelling reformer, political writer, editor, and prolific author.
Noah James Daughtry (b. 2010), son of American singer, musician, and actor Chris Daughtry
Noah Phoenix Ambrosio Mazur (b. 2012), son of Brazilian model and actress Alessandra Ambrosio
Noah Rev Maurer (b. 2012), son of American actor Josh Lucas
Noah Shannon Green (b. 2012), son of American actress and model Megan Fox and American actor Brian Austin Green
Noah Centineo - American actor

Noah in song, story & screen: | Edit

Noah (Old Testament, Bible)
Noah Bennet ('Heroes,' 2006-2010 TV show) Calhoun ('The Notebook,' book by Nicholas Sparks/2004 movie)
Noah Mayer ('As the World Turns,' TV soap opera)
Noah Puckerman, character on TV show "Glee"
Noah Hunter ("Beverly Hills 90210")
Noah Munck, plays Gibby Gibson on iCarly
Noah Chase, character in the soap opera "Guiding Light"
Noah Percy, character in the 2004 film "The Village"
Noah Vosen, character in the the 2007 film "The Bourne Ultimatum"
Noah Wilder, character in the the 2007 film "The Last Mimsy"
Noah, character in the 2007 made-for-TV movie "The Valley of Light"
Noah, character in the TV series "Noah's Arc"
Noah Bain, character in the TV series "It Takes a Thief"
Noah Clay, character in the 2002 flim "The Ring"
Noah Lawson, character in the TV series "Home and Away"
Noah Curtis, character in the 2009 film "2012"
Noah Vanderhoff, character in the 1992 flim "Wayne's World"
Noah Cross, character in the 1974 film "Chinatown"
Noah Trafficante, character in the 1995 film "Bad Boys"
Noah, character in the 1977 TV miniseries "Roots"
Noah Kaiba, character in the TV show "Yu-Gi-Oh!"
Noah Joad, a character from John Steinbeck's novel, "The Grapes of Wrath" Essay
Noah Shaw in the Mara Dyer trilogy by Michelle Hodkins. He's the world's savior. :)
Noah Foster, a main character in MTV's Scream

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