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My 10 month old daughter's name is Noa Grace. I did not know that it was a very popular female name in Israel. I just liked it. I did know it meant movement in Israeli but did not know in Japanese it means love. This is neat to know. And as far as it being too masculine... I get why people here in the U.S. would say that because Noah is a popular boy name but I think without the "H" and with a really girly middle name it works. I am glad I named her this and it fits my nugget perfect.
Noasmoms19  7/16/2019
Noa sounds feminine and it is meant to sound that way. Noa is a popular girls name in Israel. The boys name we know as Noah, on the other hand, is pronounced "Noak" in Israel. And that does sound more masculine. Noa is a beautiful name for a girl.
― Anonymous User  7/6/2019
Noa is still pronounced as Noah. Regardless of them being entirely different names, I still wouldn’t use it on a girl. With so many beautiful girl names, why would you choose this?
― Anonymous User  4/7/2019
kayisforkeen  10/24/2018
Noa IS NOT from Noah.
People who don't know the origin, please don't write nonsense and just search up!
― Anonymous User  9/5/2017
The name Noa also has an Arabic origin with the meaning of "intent" or "desire".
LSteam  8/28/2017
It can also be a masculine name.
leoBeyene2002  8/9/2017
This name comes across as incomplete to me and I don't care for it on a girl regardless of whatever anyone claims.
― Anonymous User  6/18/2017
The name Noa was given to 389 girls born in the US in 2016.
― Anonymous User  6/7/2017
In the Spanish countries Noa is a female name. Very popular girl name especially in the North of Spain. The masculine form for Noa is Noe.
The sound of Noa is very female as in Spanish usually the ending for a female name is an a. For example Lorena, Andrea, Maria, Lucia, Julia. Etc.
My little girl is called Noa. She loves her name.
― Anonymous User  12/4/2016
Please correct your information in this page. Yes Noa is Biblical, but not a form if Noa. It is a name in itself with a different meaning. It's very common in Israel too.

[this name's definition links to NOAH(2), a distinct entry from NOAH(1) -ed]
LV51sfan91  2/20/2016
We named our daughter Noa. I think it sounds really feminine, and I loved how it was traditional but still sounded modern. There's a perfume called 'Noa' and a ladies clothes shop called 'Noa Noa' so I always knew it was a girl's name, but I have been surprised by how unusual people think it is in the UK. I've got Spanish and Dutch friends and they've told me it's a really common name back home. I hope my little girl loves her name!
Anonymous1982  1/25/2016
I love NOA for a girl. But I'd probably only use it as a middle name due to the popularity of Noah for a boy. (And I love Noah for a boy too!)
― Anonymous User  11/7/2015
As many others have said, Noa and Noah are completely different names. My daughter is Noa Sharon and I've had nothing but compliments about her name. There are very few Jewish people living in my city (Dundee, East Scotland) so it's not a name people here have really heard being used for females but only very rarely has someone asked why she has a boys name- so I educate them about it's Hebrew and Japanese origins. People love it. I love it. Suits my beautiful girl perfectly. :)
SquidgyLlamas  7/21/2015
I don't like this name and I wouldnt use it in an English speaking country. Sure, it's a legitimately feminine name, but it still sounds the same as Noah, which is super popular and trendy on boys.
― Anonymous User  6/22/2015
This name for a girl?! What are people smoking?

Noah\Noa is very masculine sounding regardless of how you spell it. People say that "Noa" is from the bible. Yeah, ANOTHER made up excuse to give some poor girl a masculine name.
Use Nora\Norah for a girl or some other name similar to Noa\Noah that is actually FEMALE

It's beyond me how "Noa" is labeled as solely feminine. Not even unisex
Sorry but if you took another obvious male and changed the spelling, would that make the name alright for a girl?
People seem to be forgetting pronunciations. The sound of the name rather than the spelling.
― Anonymous User  12/26/2014
I agree with Anonymous User 1/3/2015. It may be beneficial for you in life to learn the facts before spouting nonsense. My baby name is Noa and Noey is her nickname.
― Anonymous User  1/7/2015
Noa is not a variation of Noah, it is not a cutesy feminization of Noah. It is a legitimate Old Testament female name. In addition to being a common Israeli name, it means love in Japanese and is a common female name not only there but throughout much of the non English speaking world. Spelled just like that. Get a life, read a book, there is life beyond the US.
― Anonymous User  1/3/2015
I strongly believe that this is the perfect, acceptable spelling for a girl, NOT 'Noah' as Noah should only be used for boys since it's a MASCULINE name. The female name 'Noa' has a lovely Japanese meaning too. ^^
― Anonymous User  8/7/2014
Noa (נועה) is actually a female Hebrew name meaning movement. It is not related to the name Noah/Noach, which spelled in Hebrew is נח.
r310a5  1/1/2014
The name Noa was given to 68 baby boys born in the US in 2012. Despite the spelling and the fact that it ends in a, I still think this name is way to masculine sounding to be used on girls.
Oohvintage  7/20/2013
I find this a good feminine variant of the name Noah.
MirandaIrie  5/30/2011
Haha. I like it. Still seems a little masculine to me though. :P
Joy12  5/4/2011
Noa Tishby; an Israeli actress who has appeared on 'NCIS.'
liat89  8/20/2010
If anyone would bother to read carefully, they would see that this is listed as the Hebrew form of Noah(2), which is a feminine name UNRELATED to the male Noah(1). Apparently Noah(1) is pronounced something like no-ahkh in Hebrew and Noah(2) is pronounced no-ah, so the gender confusion doesn't occur in the names' original language. But still, reading comprehension 101, people.
sulecio  2/23/2010
I've read a manga called 'Ultra-Cute' and one of the two main protagonists is Noa.
LittleMissWeekender  1/17/2010
I love the sound of this name. I would name a son Noah or a daughter Noa. It would of course either be a son name Noah or a daughter named Noa, not both because it would be weird to have 2 kids named Noa and Noah.
― Anonymous User  11/25/2008
The feminine form of the name Noa isn't derived from the name Noah. It was the name of the first entitled female heir in the Old Testament.
britneyspears  7/22/2008
I absolutely love this name. I like how it can fit either a girly-girl, or it can fit the most tomboyish girl on earth.
jasmineenimsaj  3/22/2008
This is the stage name the Israeli singer-song writer Achinoam Nini uses outside of Israel.
lady murasaki  8/2/2007
Very pretty. On a girl too!
Sarah Elizabeth  2/25/2007
Noa is a Hebrew feminine name, but is NOT a version of Noah the boy's name. The Hebrew letters are different. Noa means "quaking", "trembling" or "movement". Noah means "comfort".
lkopans  2/25/2007
Pronounced noh-ah.
Miss Claire  7/29/2006
Noa is only for girls.
Miss Claire  7/29/2006
My name is Noa. It's really, really popular for girls in Israel, I think it's number one, and that's annoying sometimes. But other than that, it's fine. And by the way, the only time it was mentioned in the bible, as far as I know, was as one of Zelophehad's daughters.
Noa  6/11/2006
It's first mentioned in the bible on the moment that the land was divided between the sons. The father of Noa Zippora had no sons so they asked Mozes to give her fathers what should be his, otherwise his name would be vanished. Mozes agreed. The meaning is not certain but maybe it means see how moves a lot (I don't know the exact word in English for it).
Shadow77  4/26/2006
The name Noa is not a form of the name Noah! Noa is a name for females, in the Old Testament Noa was the sister of Merav.
― Anonymous User  3/13/2006
In the Bible Noa was not the sister of Merav, Michal was. Noa's sisters were Hoglah, Mahlah, Milcah, and Tirzah. They were the daughters of Zelophehad, who is mentioned in the books of Numbers and Joshua.
Jonquil  4/18/2009

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