Gender: Female Meaning of Noel: "Christmas" Origin of Noel: French

Noel Origin and Meaning

The name Noel is a girl's name of French origin meaning "Christmas".

Noel, the French word for Christmas has been given to both boys and girls born on that holiday since the Middle Ages. For girls it's often spelled Noelle.

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zzyzx Says:


In English, yes

cherry_wavez Says:


so do I! :)

eveyalecia Says:


Yes, spelled that way it is pronounced as Noelle, but without the trema is it still pronounced that way for girls?

Theodora_Phoenix Says:



eveyalecia Says:


Is this pronounced the same as Noelle, even though it's spelled the same as the male Noel (rhymes with bowl)? In French, to give it the Noelle sound, there should be a trema over the E.

catcher5 Says:


I think this would be a beautiful middle name for a December baby.