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Updated February 8, 2024

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Girl name origins & meanings

  • Latin : Birthday; child born at Christmas

Boy name origins & meanings

  • Hebrew : Comfort; wanderer
  • French : Christmas

Boy name variations

How Popular Is The Name Noel

Family name origins & meanings

  • English and French : nickname for someone who had some special connection with the Christmas season, such as owing the particular feudal duty of providing a yule-log to the lord of the manor, or having given a memorable performance as the Lord of Misrule. The name is from Middle English, Old French no(u)el ‘Christmas’ (Latin natalis (dies) ‘birthday’). It was also used as a given name for someone born during the Christmas period.

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