Name: Noah

Origin and Meaning of the Name Noah

  • Meaning:
    Rest; comfort
  • Origin:
  • Gender:
    Boy
  • Pronunciation:
    (NOH ah)
  • Form of:
    Itself (Noah)
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Miscellaneous Info for Noah

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  • Used in:
    English and Hebrew speaking countries
  • Additional Info:
    In the Old Testament, Noah rounded up two of every species and built an ark in order to survive the great Flood. It rained for 40 days and 40 nights and everyone on earth died except Noah and his family. After the Flood God sent a rainbow as a sign of the promise that the earth would not be destroyed by water again.

    Famous bearers of the name include actor Noah Wyle, film director Noah Baumbach and Noah Webster was an American lexicographer, whose dictionary was a predecessor of the modern Merriam-Webster dictionary.

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