Noah is a name with Hebrew origins. The meaning of Noah is peace/rest. In the Bible, Noah was known for gathering animals “two by two” and creating an ark of refuge for the great flood. Common nicknames include “No” and “Noey.”
Noah is an extremely popular name in the United States as well as abroad. It has consistently been in the top 10 names in the United States, ranking #1 in 2013 per the Social Security Administration. Among BabyNames.com user lists, Noah is #2 on BabyNames.com’s most popular names of 2014.
Other that the Biblical Noah, famous Noahs include actors Noah Wiley, Noah Emmerich and Noah Beery. Noah Adams is a famous correspondent for National Public Radio. Of note, it is rarely used as a female name but is the name of Noah Lindsey Cyrus, daughter of Billy Ray Cyrus. Authors include Noah Webster, Noah Gordon, and Noah Eli Gorden.
Fictional Noahs that are not in religious works include Noah Calhoun in The Notebook. The popular t.v. show Glee has a main character named Noah Puckerman (Puck). It is also a common name on U.S. soap operas, including Noah Drake (General Hospital), Noah Mayer (As the World Turns), and Noah Newman (The Young and the Restless).
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