Noel

Noel - A very unique male name



  Jan 22,2019      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Noel, meaning Christmas, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1910 on position #444. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Noel and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Noel? 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 Noel. The baby boy name Noel was given to 640 baby boys in 2012, ranking #418 on the national boy baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 2,564 baby boys were given this name - making this a very unique male name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Noel peaked in popularity 81 years ago in 1938 on position 268.



Famous with this name

Noel Clarke
Noel Fisher
NoŽl-NoŽl


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Noel is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Noel is currently topping the baby name charts in District of Columbia at position #153 - and is the least popular in Ohio at position #1,145.

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 Noel is where you live.


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Noel origin and meaning

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

Similar to Noel

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

Neil / Neal / Neel / Newell / Nile / Niall / Nello / Neill / Nyle / Nihal /

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
2012418
2011464
2010486
2009496
2008480
2007447
2006449
2005446
2004454
2003485
2002443
2001421
2000406
1999422
1998458
1997429
1996443
1995448
1994452
1993453
1992454
1991438
1990408
1989398
1988410
1987417
1986393
1985407
1984371
1983377
1982376
1981378
1980380
1979362
1978389
1977374
1976368
1975340
1974343
1973359
1972336
1971310
1970300
1969310
1968295
1967309
1966342
1965410
1964421
1963417
1962395
1961385
1960406
1959372
1958368
1957415
1956384
1955416
1954392
1953398
1952386
1951390
1950398
1949368
1948387
1947356
1946348
1945340
1944326
1943315
1942324
1941320
1940290
1939277
1938268
1937284
1936299
1935299
1934302
1933298
1932325
1931327
1930412
1929390
1928378
1927428
1926443
1925451
1924453
1923450
1922438
1921464
1920466
1919482
1918463
1917406
1916455
1915358
1914406
1913368
1912506
1911672
1910444

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
District of Columbia153
Connecticut253
California276
Illinois276
Texas322
New York342
Massachusetts348
Florida390
New Jersey391
North Carolina417
Arizona421
Maryland427
Oregon431
Nevada434
Washington443
Pennsylvania467
Georgia513
Utah514
South Carolina523
Arkansas544
Indiana549
Virginia573
Wisconsin584
Colorado602
Louisiana624
Michigan748
Ohio1145

Even more about Noel


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 Noel 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 unique male name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Noel?

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
1938
Peak year
Male


Popularity Score™

Name Noel
Gender Male
Popularity 1 in 2,564
Letter count 4
Syllable count 1
Year first discovered 1910
2012 births +640

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