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Noah was the youngest daughter of Zelophahad, who died without any male heir. His five daughters requested, against custom, to inherit their father's lands. After consulting with God, Moses agreed that it was their right; thus the daughters of Zelopahahd gained their reputation as the first known feminists in history. (The other four daughters were Mahlah, Hoglah, Milkah and Tirzah.)
-- noae  12/4/2004
I had thought that the name Noah was only a masculine name.
-- websurfer  5/29/2006
I actually love Noah on a girl. It seems much more feminine to me.
-- Mithos514  8/15/2006
The masculine name Noah in Hebrew is pronounced NoaKH, (the kh sounding like the Spanish j). It comes from the word "neKHama", which means "comfort". (not to confuse it with "nekama" which means "revenge")
The feminine name Noa, is pronounced as it's written, and means "motion".
Hebrew speakers don't confuse the two, since they're pronounced differently and have different meanings, the names of two different Bible characters. One unmistakably masculine and the other feminine. It's the translation of the Bible to European languages that mixed them up.
-- LilyFair  2/14/2007
I don't think a girl should ever be named Noah. It sounds way too masculine.
-- crashbrandicoot  2/19/2007
This is one of my favourite names. I've loved this name for about a year now and at the moment I think this is what I want to name my kid, when I grow up. I love this name, because it's simple, yet unique, short, yet strong and because it's one of the most beautiful names I've ever come across. I like it better for a girl, although I also consider it as a masculine name. When I picture someone with this name, I picture a strong, creative, loving, intelligent, independent and friendly person.
-- Alissa_Blue  4/10/2007
This is one of the most perfect gender-neutral names out there, in my opinion. It would suit a boy or girl very well. Whenever I think of Noah (m), I'm reminded of the Biblical character, but then later I picture a cute blonde guy. And when I hear Noah for a girl, I think of a platinum blonde nine-year-old with big brown eyes and a natural pout that is simply adorable. Overall, a great name!
-- Georgia_kh  4/12/2007
I met a girl named Noah and became friends with her, and now that I spend so much time with her and saying her name, I forget that it's usually thought of as a man's name. A lot of times I'm like, "Oh yeah, there are boys named Noah." It sounds pretty feminine, actually.
-- KennaIsADroid  5/31/2007
Noah Lindsey Cyrus is the name of Billy Ray Cyrus's daughter.
-- Anonymous User  12/5/2007
I love this name. It think it's quite funny that it has a differant meaning as a boys name than as a girls name. I plan to use this as a middle name for my first son because I like the boy's meaning better than the girls meaning, but I like it on a girl as well, it fits both genders. One of my best friends plans on naming her first child Noah, whether it's a boy or a girl, which I find quite funny. Beautiful name.
-- renee06  2/29/2008
I really like this name on a girl! I really love it. Noah stands for.

Nice
Oh-so-lovely!
Attractive/Appealing/Admirable
Helpful (?)
-- Anonymous User  12/21/2008
A girl named Noah is a character in the movie Tooth and Nail. She hardly talks in the movie. It makes sense why she is named that since she is often shown rollerblading in the movie; since Noah means 'movement'. I rally love this name for a girl.
-- Anonymous User  12/21/2008
Most people seem to get confused because it appears English translators have got it mixed up. Noah for the masculine should be close spelled to Noak (pronounced No-ack) and the feminine of the same name in Hebrew Noah (No-a 'long a').
-- lowcal historyan  2/23/2009
I like Noah for a girl. It sounds too feminine on a boy.
-- enchy  7/21/2009
I find it interesting that the feminine version of Noah is opposite in meaning from the masculine version. It turns out it's all in the phlegm. Noah, or Noach (m), comes from the word nuach, which means "to rest." Meanwhile Noah/No'ah (f) comes from the word nua, which means, "to quiver, wave, tremble." The -ah suffix is commonly used in Hebrew to denote femininity. Adding a -ch to "motion" turns it into "rest." Go figure.

The feminine form of Noah(1) would probably be something like Noachah, Noakah, or Nocah (transliterated, of course). The masculine form of Noah(2) would probably simply be Noa. Of course, Hebrew boys have been given seemingly feminine names before. Take Jonah, for example.
-- Atarah Derek  1/3/2010
In my opinion, Noah is perfect and beautiful as a girl's name. It's simple, yet elegant and sweet. Though, for my own daughter, I'd spell it Noa. However, I don't like Noah on boys, as I think it sounds too feminine. I will never understand how it got popular as a boy's name. I love Noach and Noam for boys, and Noah/Noa for girls.
-- Ailis  1/5/2010
I agree that this name sounds too feminine for a boy, I'd really love this for a girl :)
-- SkullRose  12/7/2010
Okay, Noah Cyrus: little sister of Miley Cyrus, and although I can't stand Miley, Noah has a very nice voice. She starred as Ponyo in the movie: Ponyo, which is my favorite movie EVER! Watch it, it's flipping amazing, and wicked cute!
-- bonjourfrenchfry  7/24/2011
My husband and I chose to name our daughter Noah-Grace. It seemed like a lovely thing to wish for a little girl. Graceful Motion. :)
-- TheCourtneyDayle  8/3/2011
This is the most popular name for girls in Israel.

The etymology is indeed "motion", but its meaning is also derived from the biblical character, Noa - one of the 5 daughters of Zelophehad. Noa and her 4 sisters were the first feminists in history (-: They petitioned Moses for their rights (and woman's rights in general) to inherit property.
-- ANGH  7/9/2012
It kind of annoys me when people use the "Noah as a feminine name is in the Bible" excuse to name their daughters this. In reality, the daughter of Zelophehad spelled it N-o-a, NOT N-o-a-h. There is no female N-o-a-h in the Bible. I think that if parents like the sound and meaning of this name, they should use the version that was actually used for a female, not the male version.

The spelling "N-o-a" was exclusively used in the ancient Latin Vulgate, which was compiled in the 4th Century A.D. and used within the church for centuries. In the 1600s when the Bible was translated into English (King James Version), the spelling "N-o-a-h" for Zelophehad's daughter was used, but the historically correct female spelling is in fact N-o-a. Keep N-o-a-h for boys, it is not a girl's name.

See the link for the ancient Latin Vulgate (specifically Numbers 26:33 and 27:1) if you need proof: http://www.latinvulgate.com/lv/verse.aspx?t=0&b=4&c=26.
-- Anonymous User  4/7/2013
To the Anonymous User 4/7/2013

The ancient Latin Vulgate you are linking to does not mention Noah as a male name either.

Noe is the version of the name of the builder of the ark in the Latin Vulgate.

Your link does not provide evidence for your idea that Noah is a boy name only.
-- Swiff  9/6/2013

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