Noel

Pronunciation: no-he-hl
Origin: France
gender-male
Author

Emmy Samtani

Emmy Samtani

Emmy is the founder of Kiindred and mother to 3 little ones. Over the last 4 years, she has worked with some of the most credible experts in the parenting space and is a keen contributor on all things parenthood.
Region Origin: Western Europe

Noel is a term signifying the holiday season, and it originates from the Latin verb "nasci," meaning "to be born". In the book of Ecclesiastes, the birth of Jesus is called "natalis," and a variation of this word, "nael," made its way into Old French as a reference to the Christmas season and later into Middle English as "nowel". The name Noel can also be used as a given name, traditionally given to children born over the Christmas period. The meaning of Noel has evolved over time. In French, "Noël" means "Christmas". It can also mean "good news," coming from the French phrase "bonnes nouvelles" ("good news"). Furthermore, Noel can refer to a birthday, as the French word "noël" comes from the Latin "natalis," meaning "birthday". Lastly, Noel can refer to a Christmas carol, as the word has been used in English to celebrate or share the good news of the birth of Jesus.

Noel Name Popularity Data

chat-overall Overall: Noel is currently #448 on Kiindred
gender-female Boy: Noel is currently #448 on Kiindred Boy Names
gender-male Overall Unique: Noel is currently #442 on Kiindred Unique Names
gender-male Boy Unique: Noel is currently #442 on Kiindred Boy Unique Names

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  • Noel Gallagher: Noel Gallagher is an English singer, songwriter, and guitarist known for being the lead guitarist and primary songwriter of the rock band Oasis.
  • Noel Redding: Noel Redding was an English rock musician best known as the bassist for the Jimi Hendrix Experience. He passed away in 2003.