Given Name NOAH (1)

GENDER: Masculine
OTHER SCRIPTS: נֹחַ, נוֹחַ (Ancient Hebrew)
PRONOUNCED: NO-ə (English)   [details]

Meaning & History

Derived from the Hebrew name נֹחַ (Noach) meaning "rest, comfort". According to the Old Testament, Noah was the builder of the Ark that allowed him, his family, and animals of each species to survive the great Flood. After the Flood he received the sign of the rainbow as a covenant from God. He was the father of Shem, Ham and Japheth.

As an English Christian name, Noah has been used since the Protestant Reformation, being common among the Puritans. A famous bearer was the American lexicographer Noah Webster (1758-1843).

Categories

biblical, comfort, Luxembourgish grand-ducal family, popular, top 10 in Australia, top 10 in Denmark, top 10 in the Netherlands, top 10 in the UK, top 10 in the US
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Nuh (Arabic), Noe (Biblical Greek), Noach (Biblical Hebrew), Noe (Biblical Latin), Noach (Dutch), Nooa (Finnish), Noé (French), Noach (Hebrew), Noè (Italian), Nojus (Lithuanian), Noé (Portuguese), Noé (Spanish), Noak (Swedish), Nuh (Turkish)
SAME SPELLING: No'ah, Noah (2)
  United States
2016
  Australia (NSW)
2016
  Austria
2014
  Belgium
2015
  Canada (BC)
2015
  Catalonia
2014
  Denmark
2015
  England and Wales
2015
  France
2015
  Ireland
2015
  Italy
2015
  Netherlands
2016
  New Zealand
2015
  Northern Ireland
2015
  Norway
2015
  Portugal
2016
  Scotland
2016
  Spain
2015
  Sweden
2015
  Switzerland
2013