Noah

Noah - A very popular male name



  Jun 24,2018      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Noah, meaning rest; wandering, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1910 on position #268. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Noah and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Noah? Our experts and editorial staff have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years -- And on this page you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the name Noah. The baby boy name Noah was given to 17,201 baby boys in 2012, ranking #4 on the national boy baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 95 baby boys were given this name - making this a very popular male name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Noah peaked in popularity 6 years ago in 2012 on position 4.



Famous with this name

Noah Wiseman
Noah Wyle
Noah Jupe


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Rating: 4/5 (39 people)


Noah is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Noah is currently topping the baby name charts in New Mexico at position #1 - and is the least popular in Utah at position #24.

Why care about state specific baby name charts? It could be that a name that is very popular on the national overall charts is less (or even more) popular where you live. So make sure you check out the state specific charts below and find out how popular or unique Noah is where you live.


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  • BabyNameScience.com - Baby Name ExpertA few moments ago
    Looking for a popular and unique name? Just because Noah is a popular baby name it doesn't mean that every other kid on the block will have the same name. In fact, assuming that little Noah goes to a school with 500 kids there will actually be less than 3 other boys in that school with the same name. Unique and popular!

Noah origin and meaning

Noah is a 4 letter name with 1 syllables. This name means rest; wandering. To see famous people named Noah, pop culture references for the name Noah and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Noah

We've found the following names that sound similar to Noah, sorted by popularity.

Noe / Nehemiah / Naim / Noam / Naeem / Neo / Nahum / Noa / Nino / Nam /

Name statistics


Most parents-to-be know if they want a popular or unique name, and with these charts and data tables you can easily get a better understanding of how popular or unique this name is.

With a quick glance you can easily tell if this name is increasing or declining in popularity - But note that its current popularity can actually differ a lot from state to state.

Chart position per year (visualized)



Chart position per state (visualized)



Chart position per year (table view)


Year Rank
20124
20115
20107
20099
200815
200714
200615
200523
200429
200331
200231
200128
200027
199924
199829
199738
199650
1995100
1994159
1993202
1992216
1991224
1990228
1989217
1988229
1987233
1986225
1985217
1984195
1983170
1982153
1981177
1980241
1979239
1978278
1977282
1976325
1975314
1974326
1973344
1972386
1971374
1970452
1969500
1968592
1967603
1966597
1965667
1964644
1963700
1962659
1961682
1960672
1959630
1958633
1957625
1956642
1955648
1954646
1953540
1952592
1951526
1950521
1949535
1948527
1947521
1946575
1945517
1944456
1943494
1942464
1941475
1940461
1939470
1938461
1937472
1936458
1935397
1934450
1933401
1932428
1931402
1930406
1929391
1928445
1927380
1926372
1925401
1924377
1923357
1922386
1921372
1920368
1919352
1918361
1917377
1916346
1915388
1914339
1913338
1912336
1911308
1910268

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
New Mexico1
Oklahoma2
Hawaii2
Vermont2
Maine3
Michigan3
Illinois3
Ohio4
Maryland4
Texas4
Indiana4
Kansas4
Louisiana4
Colorado5
Pennsylvania5
Rhode Island5
North Carolina5
North Dakota5
New Hampshire5
Kentucky5
California6
Florida6
South Dakota6
Iowa6
Virginia6
Washington6
Arizona7
Massachusetts7
Missouri7
Alaska7
Wisconsin7
Minnesota8
South Carolina8
Tennessee8
Nebraska8
Connecticut9
Mississippi9
Georgia9
Nevada9
Alabama10
West Virginia10
Arkansas12
Montana13
Oregon14
Delaware14
New York14
Wyoming14
District of Columbia15
Idaho19
New Jersey19
Utah24

Even more about Noah


These are some of the common questions you may want to have answered to know if this is the perfect name for your baby.

Is Noah a common or unique name?

By analyzing the number of births and frequency of this name we've determined that it's currently a very popular male name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Noah?

1 syllables. Why is this important? One of the things that makes a baby name sound good and have a nice rythm is the number of syllables - and especially the number of syllables along with the syllable count for your last name. A simple rule is to avoid having the same number of syllables in your first, middle and last name.

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#
On chart
2012
Peak year
Male


Popularity Score™

Name Noah
Gender Male
Popularity 1 in 95
Letter count 4
Syllable count 1
Year first discovered 1910
2012 births +17,201

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