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Gender: F Meaning of Noa: "movement, motion" Origin of Noa: Hebrew Noa's Popularity in 2015: #762

This Old Testament female name has been one of the most popular girls' names in Israel over the last decade. Also in the Top 100 in Spain and a new entrant to the US Top 1000, it may be misunderstood here as an attempt to streamline and feminize the more familiar Noah. Nonetheless, following its first year on the charts at Number 934 in 2014, Noa has jumped quickly to Number 762 in 2015, indicating increased interest in this sleek moniker.

Famous People Named Noa

Noa Tishby, Israeli actress/model/singer
Achinoam "Noa" Nini, Israeli singer
Noa Netanyahu, daughter of Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu
Noa Goossens (b. 2013), daughter of Aagje Vanwalleghem

Pop Culture References for the name Noa

Dr. Noa Kean, character on TV's "Code Black"
Noa was one of the five daughters of Zelophehad. Noa and her sisters were the first women in the Hebrew bible to fight for the right to inherit their fathers land in the absence of a male heir.