[ 2 syll. noe-(l)le, no-e-lle ] The baby girl name Noelle is also used as a boy name, though it is far more popular for girls. It is pronounced NowEHL †. Noelle is of Latin origin. It is used mainly in English and French. The name Noelle means 'born on Christmas'. It is a biblical name derived from noël meaning 'Christmas' ; natalis 'birthday' ; natale domini 'birthday of the Lord'. It represents the transferred use of the vocabulary word as a given name. The generic name has been used in the New Testament of the Bible.
In addition, Noelle is a form of the English, French, and German Natalie in the English and French languages.
Noelle is the feminine form of the Spanish, English, and German Noel.
Forms of Noelle include the English Noel, the English Noelene, the Italian and Spanish Noelia, the English and French Noelie, the name Noell, the English Noella, the French Noëlle, the name Novelia, the name Nowell, and the name Nowelle.
See also the related form, the name Marie Noelle.
Noelle is popular as a baby girl name, and it is also regarded as rather trendy. The name has been increasing in popularity since the 1960s; prior to that, it was of only sporadic use. At the modest height of its usage in 2018, 0.074% of baby girls were named Noelle. It had a ranking of #228 then. Within the family of girl names directly related to Noelle, Natalie was the most commonly used in 2018. It was more commonly used than Noelle by 4 times in that year. Noelle has in the last century been mainly given to baby girls.
† Pronunciation for Noelle: N as in "knee (N.IY)" ; OW as in "oak (OW.K)" ; EH as in "ebb (EH.B)" ; L as in "lay (L.EY)"
A famous person named Noelle is Political Relative Noelle Bush, born 1977.