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Gender: Male Meaning of Noam: "pleasantness, charm, tenderness" Origin of Noam: Hebrew

The name Noam is a boy's name of Hebrew origin meaning "pleasantness, charm, tenderness". Noam and is often added to lists like Unique Boy Names: Unusual and Rare and discussed in our forums with posts like "Baby a Day".

From the experts:

Noam is an underused modern Hebrew name with any number of attractive attributes attached to its meaning; it doesn't have the biblical weight of Noah, but could make a more distinctive alternative to that popular choice. Noam is a Top 10 boys' name in Israel.

Noam is also a place-name in south Israel, where it is sometime used for girls. Its most prominent bearer is the distinguished linguist and social activist Noam Chomsky (born Avram Noam).

Noaz is an even more unusual Hebrew choice.

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Famous People Named Noam

Sacha Noam Baron Cohen, English actor/comedian
Noam Pitlik, American actor
Noam Katz, American Jewish religious musician
Noam Pikelny, American banjoist
(Avram) Noam Chomsky, American author, linguist, political activist
Noam Okun, Israeli tennis player
Noam Zylberman, Israeli-Canadian voice actor
Noam Kaniel, Israeli singer and composer
Noam Murro, Israeli film director and producer

Pop Culture References for the name Noam

Naim, Naum, Naaman, Naam