Noel: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Noel | Boys
Origin of the name Noel:
Evolution of the Old French Nouel, from noel, nouel (natal, Christmas), which is from the Latin natalīs diēs (natal day, birthday) and natālis diēs Domini (natal day of the Lord, Christmas). The name is commonly bestowed upon children born during the Christmas holidays.
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My husband's name is Noel. It's a great name in theory, but in practice it's hard for people to say or remember. He gets called Joel, Noelle, and Noah a lot. Usually Noelle over the phone, by people who have only seen the name written, and then Noah and Joel a lot by people who can't quite remember his name.
I have a cousin named Noel (NOHL). It suits him, but he does complain about the "Noelle" mispronunciation and the Christmas jokes. He's a very talented artist.
- Nicknames for Noel: | Edit
Noelie, Noelito, Noey, Leon, NoÉ
- Meanings and history of the name Noel: | Edit
means "christmas" in French
- Famous real-life people named Noel: | Edit
Noel Gallagher, musician (Oasis)
Noel Coward, playwright
Noel Fielding, British actor/comedian, 'The Mighty Boosh' BBC series
Noel Harrison, actor ("The Girl From UNCLE") and son of Sir Rex Harrison of My Fair Lady fame
- Noel in song, story & screen: | Edit
Noel Crane was a main character on the tv show Felicity.
Noel Kahn, Aria's crush/boyfriend in the 'Pretty Little Liars' series
Global Popularity of the Name Noel
- #52 in Sweden
- #61 in Hungary
- #100 in Germany
- #468 in United States