Gender: Female Meaning of Noa: "movement, motion" Origin of Noa: Hebrew Noa's Popularity in 2018: #654

Noa Origin and Meaning

The name Noa is a girl's name of Hebrew origin meaning "movement, motion".

This Old Testament female name has been one of the most popular girls’ names in Israel over the last decade. Also highly popular 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, Noa's rise to the charts indicates increased interest in this sleek moniker.

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Rank in US: #654

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ruthiehoot Says:


We named our daughter (born 2019) Noa Rose. We love that it's a name from the Bible that is easy to pronounce but unique and feminine. We get a lot of people thinking it's "Noah" but we specifically chose it based on the female Noa from the Old Testament.

CJ Says:


I’m so in love with this name.

indiefendi2 Says:


The best thing about Noa is how multicultural she is. :)