The name Noah is of Hebrew origin and means "Rest, Peace." The origin is the culture in which the name originated, or in the case of a word--the language in which it most appears.
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.” 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 from the novel The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks and Noah Puckerman (Puck) from the TV show Glee. 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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