Noel Origin and Meaning

The name Noel is a boy's name of French origin meaning "Christmas".

Noel is British, fey, and sophisticated, connoting wit and creativity, much like namesake Noel Coward. Noel has also been a character on Felicity and Pretty Little Liars. Thanks to their association with Christmas, Noel and Noelle make ideal names for December babies and names for Christmas babies.

# 451 in the US

Noel Rank in US Top 1000

# 846 on Nameberry

Noel Rank in Nameberry Top 1000

Noel Popularity

Famous People Named Noel

  • Noel Gallagherlead singer of Oasis
  • Noel Anthony ClarkeEnglish actor, director and screenwriter
  • Noel Cowardplaywright and musician
  • Noel EdmondsTV presenter
  • Noel FieldingBritish comedian
  • Noel FisherCanadian actor
  • Noel HarrisonBritish actor and son of Rex Harrison
  • Douglas Noel AdamsBritish novelist
  • Noel FitzpatrickIrish vet
  • Noel MillerYoutuber

Noel in Pop Culture

  • Noel Cranea main character on "Felicity"
  • Noel Kahncharacter in "Pretty Little Liars"
  • Papai NoelSanta Claus' name in some Latin America countries