Noah – University of Copenhagen


How many boys were given this name in 2009?

Noah: 629
Noa: 16


Noah is a Hebrew name that may mean 'peace', 'expectation' or 'consolation'.


The name Noah became suddenly popular around the turn of the century and its popularity has increased steadily. This name is not one that has been used earlier in Denmark. It is one of the most recent of the biblical names to become popular here.

Well-known bearers of the name

In the Old Testament Noah built his ark in preparation for the Great Flood and consequently survived the deluge together with two members of each species of animal existing on the earth.


The form Noa can also be used as a girls' name. In 2009 9 girls were given this name.