NOAH (1)
GENDER: Masculine
OTHER SCRIPTS: נוֹחַ (Ancient Hebrew)
PRONOUNCED: NO-ə (English)   [key]
Meaning & History
Derived from the Hebrew name נוֹחַ (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. As an English Christian name, Noah has been used since the Protestant Reformation, being common among the Puritans.
Related Names
OTHER LANGUAGES: Noe (Biblical Greek), Noach (Biblical Hebrew), Noe (Biblical Latin), Noach (Dutch), Nooa (Finnish), Noé (French), Noach (Hebrew), Nojus (Lithuanian), Noé (Portuguese), Noé (Spanish), Noak (Swedish)
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