is not very popular, but I know three.
As for my name:
All the girls I know named Noa
spell it with no H in English. (We usually spell it in Hebrew, so the English spelling is not that important.) Israelis usually spell their names in English the way they sound, and the H is completely unnecessary.
On the other hand, English speakers do not need to spell names the way Hebrew speakers do. If you spell Yonatan
, and pronounce Michael
as MIE-kull, there is no logical reason to spell Noa
the Hebrew way on legitimacy grounds. You might want to do that anyway, so people wouldn't think she's a boy.
And yes, it's extremely popular in Israel
. It's been the number 1 name for a few years, with about 3% of the Israeli Jewish girls born each year bearing that name. It's awful.