Noah (name)

Noah (name)

Noah is a given name and surname, possibly derived from the Biblical figure meaning "Rest" in Hebrew. However, the origin of the name is far from certain. The Bible implies that it means 'rest' in Genesis 5:29, "and he called his name Noah, saying, this same shall comfort us concerning our work and toil of our hands." Another explanation is that it is derived from the Hebrew root meaning "to comfort" (Nahum) with the final consonant dropped.[1]

Noah is a top 10 name for a boy in the United States. In 2009, the name was the 9th most popular, with 17,061 births. This was the highest rank it has ever been since the Social Security Administration began tracking the data.[2]


People with this given name

In antiquity
  • Noa, one of the five daughters of Zelophehad
  • King Noah, a wicked Nephite king from the Book of Mormon who burned the prophet Abinadi at the stake.
  • Noah, an early Jaredite king in the Book of Mormon
  • Noah, described in the Bible's Book of Genesis, built an ark to save seven of each clean animal and two of each unclean animal from the Deluge.
In modern times
  • Noah Adams, author, senior correspondent for National Public Radio, and former co-host of All Things Considered
  • Noah Baumbach, an American independent film writer-director
  • Noah Beauchamp, was a blacksmith and an Indiana pioneer
  • Noah Beery Sr, was an American actor
  • Noah Beery Jr, was an American actor
  • Noah Blake, an American actor
  • Noah Boeken, is a Dutch professional poker and Magic: The Gathering player
  • Noah Brooks, was an American journalist and editor
  • Noah Buschel, an American writer and director
  • Noah Cantor, a CFL player
  • Noah Lindsey Cyrus, daughter of Billy Ray Cyrus and younger sister of Miley Ray Cyrus
  • Noah Emmerich, an American actor
  • Noah Gray-Cabey, an American child actor
  • Noah Gordon, an American novelist
  • Noah Hathaway, an American actor
  • Noah Howard, an American free jazz musician
  • Noah Hutchings, the president of Southwest Radio Church Ministries
  • Noah Kalina, a creator of the film Everyday
  • Noah Lennox, aka Panda Bear, founding member of the band Animal Collective
  • Noah Lewis, an American jug band musician, known for playing the harmonica
  • Noah Lukeman, an American author, actor and literary agent
  • Noah Mann, an English cricketer
  • Noah Miller, a Canadian water polo player
  • Noah Mozes (1912–85), Israeli newspaper publisher and managing editor
  • Noah Ngeny, a Kenyan athlete
  • Noah Noble, a Whig governor of the U.S. state of Indiana from 1831 to 1837
  • Noah Palmer, an American soccer player
  • Noah Porter, an American educationalist and philosophical writer
  • Noah John Rondeau, was a well-known hermit in the Adirondack Mountains
  • Noah Haynes Swayne, an American jurist and politician
  • Noah Taylor, a London-born Australian actor
  • Noah Webster, an American lexicographer, textbook author, spelling reformer, political writer, and editor
  • Noah Wyle, an American actor
  • Noah Young (1887–1958), an American weightlifter turned actor

Fictional characters

  • Noah fon Ronsenburg, also known as Gabranth, a major character from Final Fantasy XII
  • Noah Beckett, a character from the television show Second Noah
  • Noah Bennett, a character from daytime drama Passions
  • Noah Bennet, a character from the NBC drama Heroes
  • Noah Calhoun, a character from The Notebook
  • Noah Daniels, a character on the American series 24
  • Noah Drake, a fictional character on ABC's daytime drama General Hospital
  • Noah Joad, a character from John Steinbeck's novel, The Grapes of Wrath
  • Noah Hicks, an agent on American series Alias
  • Noah Lawson, was a character from Australian soap Home and Away
  • Noah Keller, a major character from the 2002 psychological horror movie The Ring
  • Noah Kaiba, an antagonistic character in Yu-Gi-Oh! a manga and an anime
  • Noah King, a cartoon character from television show Noah and Saskia
  • Noah Mayer, a character on the CBS soap opera As the World Turns
  • Noah Newman, a character on the CBS soap opera The Young and the Restless
  • Noah Nichols, a character on the Logo TV series Noah's Arc
  • Noah Parker, a 12-year-old boy in the animated series Atomic Betty
  • Noah Tate, a fictional character from the ITV soap Emmerdale
  • Noah Taylor, a fictional character on the ABC television series Desperate Housewives
  • Noah a minor character in the anime Fullmetal Alchemist
  • Noah a contestant on the animated series Total Drama Island
  • Noah, a farmhand from the Anthony Horowitz book series The Power of Five.
  • Noah "Puck" Puckerman, a character on the Fox series Glee.
  • Noah, a character from Total Drama (series)
  • Noah Jackson, a character from The Latest Buzz

People with this surname

  • A family of prominent sportspeople spanning multiple countries and sports:
    • Zacharie Noah (born 1937), a Cameroonian footballer who played professionally in France
    • Yannick Noah (born 1960), Zacharie's son, a French tennis player and now a popular music performer
    • Joakim Noah (born 1985), Yannick's son, an American-French basketball player
  • Harold J. Noah, is an American educationist
  • Mordecai Manuel Noah, was an American playwright, diplomat, journalist, and utopian.
  • Tim Noah, an American children's entertainer
  • Timothy Noah, American writer

Fictional characters


  1. ^ Oxford Dictionary of First Names
  2. ^ Popularity of Noah in the United States

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