Meaning: “Christmas”
Gender: Unisex
Pronunciation: NO-el, NOHL
Origin: French
Other forms of the name: Noel, Noelle (female)

Is there a more perfect name for a Christmas baby? I think not. Most of the time when used for a boy, this name is pronounced NOHL, when used for a girl, it’s NO-el. Though it is most often spelled Noelle for girls.

Noel is another name for Christmas that came into the English dictionary in the 14th century. It comes from the Latin phrase nātālis (diēs), which means, “day of birth”. There of course is also the song, “The First Noel”. It was originally “The First Nowell”, though the spelling changed over the years.

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