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National Noel Day – September 14, 2023

National Noel Day celebrated on September 14 every year, is a special celebration that appreciates, honors, celebrates, and sheds the spotlight on everyone named Noel across the world. Do you know how many people are in the U.S. named Noel? According to statistics, there were more than 709 baby boys named Noel in 2020 in the U.S. Yes, Noel is one of the most popular names in the U.S. So, what is the meaning of the name Noel? Were there any significant personalities in history who carried the name? Read on to find out more.

History of National Noel Day

The history of the origin of the name ‘Noel’ goes a long way back. The name ‘Noel’ is derived from an old French word ‘nael,’ meaning ‘of or born on Christmas.’ In biblical terms, the name Noel goes back to the birth of Jesus, which was referred to as ‘dies natalis’ meaning ‘day of birth.’ Later this name evolved and emerged into Middle English as ‘Nowel.’ Since the Middle Ages, the name Noel has traditionally been given to children born during the Christmas period.

The name ‘Noel’ was used as a first name and also as a last name during the 12th century. Over centuries, it became an established name in the 18th century. By the 19th century, the popularity of the name started to increase, and cut to the modern world today, Noel is seen by many parents as a warm, sophisticated, yet simple name.

The name Noel is a popular name for boys. However, the feminine form of the name is also given to many girls. There are many variations of the name Noel. Some of them are Noael, Noell, Noayl, Nollaig, Nowel, Nowell, Natale, and Noale. Some of the common nicknames for Noel include Nahal, Nalo, Neal, Neil, Neola, Niall, Niel, and Nyla. Though Noel is ranked far from the top 100 list now, it is still popular among celebrities and normal families alike. Some other names inspired by the name Noel include Nash, Neel, Nell, Nevada, Nicky, Nico, Noah, and Noe.

National Noel Day timeline

1920
The British Super Marketer

Noel Stockdale, the founder of Asda, is born.

1948
The Multi-Talented Noel

Noel Ernest Edmonds, an English television presenter, radio D.J., and businessman is born.

1967
The Awesome Noel

Noel Gallagher, an English singer, songwriter, and musician, is born.

1984
The Canadian actor

Noel Fisher, a Canadian actor, is born.

National Noel Day FAQs

Can Noel be a girl’s name?

The name Noel can be turned into Noelle to make it a girl’s name. The name ‘Noelle’ is a girl’s name meaning ‘born on Christmas.’ So, yes, by adding the prefix -le, Noel can be a girl’s name.

Is Noel a popular name?

Yes, the name Noel is popular in the U.S. It entered the 20th century with moderate popularity and its growth started in the 1930s and soon entered the list of most-favored boys’ names.

Is Noel a nice name?

Noel is a one-syllable word that is unique, yet recognizable, short, sweet, and easy to spell. It is a biblical name too and has a lot of strength to it. So, yes, Noel is a beautiful name.

National Noel Day Activities

  1. Celebrate Noel

    The best thing you can do to celebrate National Noel Day is by celebrating with all the Noels you know. Do you have a friend named Noel? Call him and let him know that you care.

  2. Treat yourself, Noel

    Wait a minute, are you a Noel? This is the perfect day of the year to plan your vacation or mini-vacation. Take a break from all the routine stuff and have this day for yourself.

  3. Throw a party

    If you are a Noel or if you know someone named Noel, invite all your friends, family, co-workers, and neighbors and throw a party. National Noel Day is all about having fun!

5 Novel Facts About Noels

  1. Top 500

    The name Noel is the 414th most popular boy's name.

  2. That’s cool

    One out of every 2,583 baby boys born in 2020 is named Noel.

  3. The feminine side

    In 2020, there were 140 baby girls named Noel.

  4. It was on the golden list

    The name Noel has consistently featured in the top 1,000 names for boys since 1880.

  5. Community-minded

    Most people believe that Noels are community-minded and compassionate.

Why We Love National Noel Day

  1. It’s a special day

    National Noel Day is a special day that the whole population of Noels expects year after year. During this celebration, Noels fill their hearts with happiness and peace and wish the same to everyone.

  2. It’s a day to celebrate

    Although National Noel Day is not that popular yet, it is an up-and-coming day. So, it’s a day to celebrate, enjoy and honor your friends named Noel and their role in your life.

  3. Everybody is unique

    Although there are hundreds of thousands of people named Noel in this world, everybody is unique and National Noel Day is one such day that reminds us that we all are unique as well as connected.

National Noel Day dates

YearDateDay
2023September 14Thursday
2024September 14Saturday
2025September 14Sunday
2026September 14Monday
2027September 14Tuesday

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