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Addo
meaning:King of the Road
origin: African

noah

origin: Hebrew

meaning: Rest, Peace

Who doesn’t love the story of Noah and the ark? Tons of little animals, a cool boat and -- oh yeah -- the preservation of all the world’s creatures. These days, the name itself has become just about as beloved. It started to really jump in the ’90s, most notably from ’95 (number 100) to ’96 (number 60). The cause? Perhaps a certain Dr. John Carter, introduced on ER in 1994 and played by…Noah Wyle. The name’s continued to rise since then, shooting even further up the charts over the last decade. The meaning -- “to rest” or “to wander” -- seems appropriate for this soothing and slightly quirky-sounding name. For a classic biblical name, Noah definitely has a unique freshness and style.

current U.S. popularity rank: 2010: 15

Famous noah

  • Noah Wyle - actor
  • Noah Calhoun - character in The Notebook
  • Noah Baumbach - director and writer

Infamous noah

  • Noah Bennett - character in Passions
  • Noah Drake - character in General Hospital

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