Noel name meaning

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Origin and Meaning of Noel

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  1. 11 submissions from all over the world agree the name Noel means "Christmas" and is of French origin.
  2. According to a user from Canada, the name Noel is of Japanese origin and means "Better than Jesus".
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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun No"el
Same as Nowel.

Etymology: F. noël, L. natalis birthday, fr. natalis natal. See Natal

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. Period extending from Dec. 24 to Jan. 6

From Middle English Nowel, borrowed from Old French Noel (“Christmas”), from Latin nātālis [diēs Dominī] (“birthday of the Lord”). Doublet of natal.

  1. (literary or old-fashioned) Christmas.

From Noel in the sense of Christmas; given since Middle Ages to children born at Christmastide.

  1. A male given name from French.
  2. A female given name from French.
  3. A patronymic surname​.
  4. A city in Missouri.
  5. A community in Nova Scotia, Canada.

    Noel was also found in the following language(s): Cebuano, Middle English, Old French, Swedish, and Turkish

    Notable Persons Named Noel

    Notable Persons Named Noel

    Noel Gallagher

    Noel Gallagher is a rock music, britpop, alternative rock, and psychedelic rock musician. He plays Gibson ES-335, Gibson Les Paul, Fender Telecaster, Gibson Guitar Corporation, Epiphone, and Rickenbacker 330. He has been prominent since 1991. Noel was given the name Noel Thomas David Gallagher on May 29th, 1967 in Manchester, England.

    Noel Fielding

    Noel Fielding is a surreal humour and black comedy comedian. Noel was born on May 21st, 1973 in Westminster, London, England.

    Noel Fisher

    Noel Fisher is an actor. He was most active from 1999 to present. Noel was born on March 13th, 1984 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

    Scott Walker

    Scott Walker is an avant-garde music, experimental music, art rock, and baroque pop musician. He plays Guitar, Bass guitar, Electronic keyboard, and Vocals. He holds the title Jackie". His ongoing career started in 1958. Scott was given the name Noel Scott Engel on January 9th, 1943. Scott is also known as Scott Walker.

    Noel Tata

    Noel Tata is a chairman of trent ltd, managing director of tata international, tata group, and managing director oftata international. Noel was born in 1957.

    Noel Clarke

    Noel Clarke is an actor, writer, producer, and director. His ongoing career started in 1999. Noel was born on December 6th, 1975.

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    Notable Persons With the Last Name Noel

    Notable Persons With the Last Name Noel

    Nerlens Noel

    Nerlens Noel is a basketball player for the Philadelphia 76ers in the National Basketball Association. His most notable accomplishments were from 2013 to present. Nerlens was born on April 10th, 1994 in Malden, Massachusetts.

    Sak Noel

    Sak Noel is a house music, trap music, latin music (genre), and hip hop music disc jockey and record producer. He has been prominent since 2011. Sak was given the name Isaac Mahmood Noell on April 12th, 1983 in La Cellera de Ter. Sak is also known as Sak Noel.

    Jr. Cleo A. Noel

    Jr. Cleo A. Noel is a United States ambassador to Sudan.

    Alyson Noël

    Alyson Noël is a young-adult fiction, paranormal romance, and chick lit writer. She was most active from 2005 to present. Alyson was born in 3 in Laguna Beach, California, United States.

    Magali Noël

    Magali Noël was an actress and singer. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1951 to 2002. Magali was born on June 27th, 1931 in İzmir, Turkey. She breathed her last breath on June 23rd, 2015.

    David Noel

    David Noel is a basketball player for the Milwaukee Bucks, Oklahoma City Blue, Joventut Badalona, New Mexico Thunderbirds, Reno Bighorns, Barangay Ginebra San Miguel, Chorale Roanne Basket, Paris-Levallois Basket, and BCM Gravelines. His ongoing career started in 2006. David was born on February 27th, 1984 in Durham, North Carolina.


    Ethnicity Distribution

    Ethnicity Noel U.S.
      White 59.83% 64.26%
      African American 33.62% 11.96%
      Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.92% 4.85%
      American Indian and Alaska Native 0.52% 0.69%
      Two or More Ethnicities 1.74% 1.76%
      Hispanic or Latino 3.37% 16.26%

    Of Last Name Noel

    People with the last name Noel are most frequently White or African American

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    Fun Facts about the name Noel

  1. What name lists does Noel rank for?
  2. How Popular is the name Noel? Noel is the 897th most popular name of all time. As a last name Noel was the 1,103rd most popular name in 2010.
  3. How many people with the first name Noel have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 62,069 babies born with the first name Noel in the United States. That's more than enough people named Noel to occupy the territory of Greenland (Denmark) with an estimated population of 56,749 (as of January 1, 2012).
  4. What year were 5 or more babies first named Noel? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 10 new born babies.
  5. When was Noel first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Noel is Tuesday, September 19th, 1854.
  6. What year had the most people named Noel born? The highest recorded use of the first name Noel was in 2014 with a total of 899 babies.
  7. Random Noel Factoid: According to the 1936 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Noel ranks 89th in popularity as a baby boy's name in Rhode Island. Imagine that, 7 babies in Rhode Island have the same name in 1936.
  8. Weird things about the name Noel: The name spelled backwards is Leon. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Onle. How do you pronounce that?
  9. How many people have the last name Noel? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 31,768 people with the last name Noel.
  10. How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Noel? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 11 of them will have Noel as their last name.
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