Meaning and Origin of: Nobel

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First name origins & meanings:

  • Latin : Honorable one; well-born

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Last name origin & meaning:

  • Swedish : shortened form of Nobelius, a Latinized habitational name from a place called Nöbbelöv. This is one of the rare genuine habitational names in Swedish, as distinct from ornamental coinages, which sometimes look like place names.
  • German (also Nöbel) : from a short form of a Germanic personal name composed with nōt ‘distress’, ‘force’.
  • German (also Nöbel) : in some cases a habitational name from a place so named near Danzig (Polish Gdańsk) and (Nöbel) from Nöbeln in Saxony.
  • Jewish (Ashkenazic) : ornamental name from German nobel ‘noble’.