Noa 🔥

Gender: Female Meaning of Noa: "motion" Origin of Noa: Hebrew Noa's Popularity in 2019: #566

Noa Origin and Meaning

The name Noa is a girl's name of Hebrew origin meaning "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, Portugal and the Netherlands, 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 – although it's a separate name with a separate derivation.

Now for the confusing bit...

There is a female figure in the Old Testament named Noa or Noah, whose name derives from the Hebrew No'ah, meaning "motion". The popular Biblical male name Noah (sometimes spelled as the streamlined Noa) is derived from a different Hebrew name: Noach "rest, repose" – although confusingly they are often written the same in English.

Noa is the modern Hebrew spelling of the female name, but it is also found as a variant spelling of the male name Noah – popular in countries including France, Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Complex backstory notwithstanding, Noa's rise to the charts indicates increased interest in this sleek moniker.

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Rank in US: #566

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ITheNameaholic Says:


Noa is also Japanese (meaning “from love”, & Hawai`ian (it’s a verb meaning “to free”, as into give someone or thing freedom). I love all three meanings. Polysemic names are so great & multicultural! Noa-Bryn is my top girls’ name right now.

strawberry1117 Says:


It’s important to keep in ind that Noah and Noa are 2 different names from the Old Testament. Noah (with the hard ‘chai’ built the ark) and Noa was one of 5 daughter that plead their case to Moses so they could inherit their fathers land. That being said- it’s a beautiful name!

Techy Mommie Says:


Went with Noa Isabella 2011.

Lilxmadzz Says:


Decided on Noa Kate for my daughter in 2014 and I am still so in love in the name.

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. :)