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Gender: F Meaning of Noa: "movement, motion" Origin of Noa: Hebrew Noa's Popularity in 2016: #728

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 728 in 2016, indicating increased interest in this sleek moniker.

Famous People Named Noa

Noa, Biblical daughter of Zelophehad who fought for the right to inherit her father's land
Noa Tohar Tishby, Israeli actress/model/singer
Achinoam "Noa" Nini, Israeli singer
Noa Netanyahu (b. 1978), daughter of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu
Noa Igartiburu (b. 2000), daughter of actress Anne Igartiburu
Noa Goossens (b. 2013), daughter of gymnast Aagje Vanwalleghem and pole vaulter Denis Goossens

Pop Culture References for the name Noa

Dr. Noa Kean, character on TV's "Code Black"
Noa Takigawa, character in manga "Yamada-kun and the Seven Witches"
Noa Izumi, character manga/anime "Patlabor"