Given Name NOAH (1)

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

Meaning & History

From the Hebrew name נֹחַ (Noach) meaning "rest, repose", derived from the root נוּחַ (nuach). 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).
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Nuh (Arabic), Noé (Biblical French), Noe (Biblical Greek), Noach (Biblical Hebrew), Noè (Biblical Italian), Noe (Biblical Latin), Noé (Biblical Portuguese), Noé (Biblical Spanish), 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)


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Entry updated May 31, 2018