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Lol what? Feminine? Since when?
Mikey Anthonys  2/6/2020
I would like to see this name used more on girls, especially active ones. Calm or lazy boys can be named Noah. But a girl named Noah is destined to be full of energy and always on the move.
Atarah Derek  12/8/2019
Noah Cyrus is an American singer.
wh0sbad  7/16/2019
Noah is listed as feminine because it is. Yes, Noah is a boy's name. It has a soft sound and the origin of the name is feminine. Feminine/masculine does not mean girl name/boy name. Amelia is masculine. Joshua is feminine. It's about how the name sounds, not the gender of your baby.
― Anonymous User  4/6/2019
Why is Noah listed as a feminine name?
kayisforkeen  8/5/2018
It may be a masculine name but it sounds feminine. Names with an « A » or « AH » are for girls actually. I know a lot of noa/girls and it’s way prettier on girls.
― Anonymous User  2/17/2018
The Name Noah is a boys name. It is originally a boy's name. It’s like saying that the name Christian is a unisex name. But Christian is masculine, so is Noah. This name is better on a boy. The name Noa was made after Noah and to be honest it sounds ghetto, like Shaniqua or Uniqua. Use the name, I don’t really care. But just know it is masculine, also know its masculine origin.
ISthisNAMEaBOYorGIRL  2/14/2018
Give this name a break already. So overused.
Luvbug86  6/4/2017
Noah Cyrus is an American actress and singer. She voiced the title role in the English version of the animated feature film Ponyo. In 2016, she released her debut single "Make Me (Cry)", featuring vocals from Labrinth. Her debut album is set to be released in late 2017. She is the youngest daughter of Billy Ray Cyrus and younger sister of Miley Cyrus.
cutenose  5/3/2017
Noah was the one who made the good creatures feel better by saving their lives and legacy. It was his job to give the Angels of life joy when mankind had killed any chance of that.

On the other hand, Noa's job was to stir up the status quo. She was to make men think women are equal but far from being like men and we are going to keep from being oppressed in any way. Yes men have their man stuff and we women have our women stuff but we are equals and should be allowed equal awards and legacies. As Noa's name says, we are the movement.
Twighahn  11/14/2016
Noah is an interesting name for a girl or woman, with Noah being so popular for boys. However, that could lead to confusion since many people are so narrow-minded and only accept it as a masculine name.
ERK  10/20/2016
If someone wants to name their daughter Noah, then they can.
― Anonymous User  8/5/2016
The name Noah was given to 137 girls born in the US in 2015.
HerculePoirot  6/15/2016
I like Noah on a girl.
― Anonymous User  12/3/2015
I think Noa was a woman who was considered righteous before God, and her son Ham uncovered his father's nakedness, meaning he had sex with his mother while she was drunk in her tent. That being the reason Ham's brothers walked in backwards to cover her, why Noa was upset when she learned what Ham had done, and why she cursed the offspring - Canaan, when he was born, instead of Ham, who committed the offense. How much more significant for the meaning of Noa - "motion" and the command to cover the earth instead of settling in one place.
Two Oaks  8/6/2015
Umm... you're describing the story of Noah the man in the Bible (read Genesis 6-9) after the flood. Noah's wife's name was not Noa.
― Anonymous User  8/12/2015
My name's Noah and YES I'm A GIRL. Its pretty annoying because people tell me everytime "isn't Noah a boy name?” I'm just here like -_____- I didn't choose my name ughhh...
― Anonymous User  7/16/2015
My name is Noah and it upsets me that women actually name their daughters Noah. Might as well name my son Ashley while I'm at it or my daughter Mike. It's inappropriate to name a girl Noah.
Noah_Ava  2/16/2015
As it so happens, Ashley is masculine in origin, and Mike can be short for Mikaela, or perhaps Michal. Michal, like Noah, has a different spelling in Hebrew from the masculine, and also a very different meaning. They are feminine names.

The names Noah can be more directly transliterated to...
Noach - "rest" - masculine
No'ah - "motion" - feminine

Names are also prophetic, and influence the bearer's personality. So if you hear someone say, "That Noah kid is so laid back," that Noah is likely male. But if you hear someone say, "My friend Noah is always busy; go go go, all the time," that Noah is likely female.
Atarah Derek  12/8/2019
It's interesting you should say that since Ashley was originally a male name until it became popular for parents to use girl's names on boys. In many countries Noah (or Noa) is totally unisex. Just because your specific culture considers Noah a male name does not mean that it strictly is.

For example, my husband had never heard of Seth on a boy, since it is used for girls mostly in his country. Just because I know it as a boy's name, like you know Noah as a boy's name, does not mean that his experience with the name is wrong.

I find Noah on a girl to be charming and sweet. I quite like it.
Joiya  4/14/2015
Noah feminine?!?! Seriously?
An overwhelming amount of male names are being slapped onto girls these days. ARE FEMALE NAMES NOT GOOD ANYMORE?
― Anonymous User  12/26/2014
Take the 'h' off and I will then think it's beautiful and nice for a girl. :)
― Anonymous User  8/7/2014
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:
― Anonymous User  4/7/2013
I'm looking at the Hebrew right now and the Hebrew name of the daughter of Zelophehad has an "h" (or rather its Hebrew equivalent ה) in it. The spelling Noah for a girl is most certainly "historically correct."
― Anonymous User  8/12/2015
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
To Swiff,
Noah is a boys name in the bible,
Noa is a girls name in the bible
NOAH is only boys
NOA is only girls
Noah Cyrus has a masculine name
Noah is masculine and Cyrus is Masculine.
― Anonymous User  2/14/2018
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
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
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
I agree that this name sounds too feminine for a boy, I'd really love this for a girl :)
SkullRose  12/7/2010
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.
― Anonymous User  1/5/2010
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
I like Noah for a girl. It sounds too feminine on a boy.
enchy  7/21/2009
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 really like this name on a girl! I really love it. Noah stands for.

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― 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
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
Noah Lindsey Cyrus is the name of Billy Ray Cyrus's daughter.
― Anonymous User  12/5/2007
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
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
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
I don't think a girl should ever be named Noah. It sounds way too masculine.
crashbrandicoot  2/19/2007
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 actually love Noah on a girl. It seems much more feminine to me.
Mithos514  8/15/2006
I had thought that the name Noah was only a masculine name.
websurfer  5/29/2006
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

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