Name Noah Origin, meaning, pronunciation & popularity of the name Noah


Noah is a ♀ girl’s name and a ♂ boy’s name. Noah thus belongs to the gender-neutral unisex names.

What is the origin of the name Noah?

Noah is a biblical boy’s name and a form of the Hebrew name Noach (נֹחַ‎), the builder of the Ark during the great flood. His sons are called Japheth, Shem and Ham. The feminine name Noah derived from the Hebrew name No’ah (נֹעָה), a daughter of Zelophehad in the Old Testament.

What does the name Noah mean?

The boy’s name Noah means “rest”, “repose” and “comfort” (from Babylonian “nukhu” = rest/repose or Hebrew “nákh/נָח” = to rest or “nóakh/נוֹחַ” = convenient/comfortable). The girl’s name Noah means “movement” or “motion” (from Hebrew “no’ah/נֹעָה”).

Varieties of the name Noah

Even though Noah is a unisex name, it is commonly used as a boy’s name. If you want to name your son Noah, it could be nice to match the name with another bible-associated middle name. Examples for possible middle names could be: Noah Joshua, Noah Samuel, Noah Daniel, Noah Adam, Noah Isaac, Noah Caleb or Noah Isaiah.

Famous people named Noah

  • A very famous name bearer is the South African comedian Trevor Noah, who started his career in 2002. The 1984 born performer migrated to the United States after his first successes and soon became a star on shows like “The Daily Show”. His comedic work now includes many Stand-Up tours, TV shows, Movies and an autobiography. Trevor Noah has won many awards for his work and was listed under the “hundred most influential people of the world” by “Time Magazine” in 2018.
  • Noah Schnapp is an American actor who rose to fame due to the Netflix production “Stranger Things” (since 2016), where Noah plays the role of Will Byers. He was born in 2004 and started his career as a child actor in the Steven Spielberg production “Bridge of Spies” in 2015.
  • Hollywood actress Megan Fox and her ex-husband Brian Austin Green named their son Noah Shannon Green (born 2012). He is the first of their three sons.
  • A female example for the name Noah is Noah Cyrus, an American singer-songwriter, actress and member of the famous Cyrus family. She follows the steps of her very popular older sister Miley Cyrus and started publishing her own music. She also appeared in the TV show “Hannah Montana”, where Miley is the leading actress. Even though the sisters state to have a strong sibling bond, Noah claims that it was not easy for her to grow up in the shadow of her world-famous sister.
  • Noah Timothy Beck (born 2001) is an American football player and TikTok star. He played midfield for the team “Portland Pilots”. On the social media platform TikTok he has over 33 million followers and he is also very active on Instagram and Youtube.
  • Sportswise, Noah Syndergaard is a famous Noah. The baseball pitcher from Texas played for the “New York Mets” from 2015 to 2021. His nickname is “Thor”.

Pronunciation of Noah

Variants of the name Noah


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Popularity of the name Noah

The name Noah is ranked #31 overall. It is very popular with parents-to-be and is often chosen as a baby name.

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