Noel (given name)

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Pronunciation French: [no.ɛl],
Gender Male
Word/name French: Noël
Meaning Christmas
Region of origin France
Other names
Related names Noëlle

Noel is a masculine French given name derived from noël, meaning Christmas. The actual feminine form is Noelle, but in English-speaking regions Noel is sometimes used for females as well. The original French spellings are Noël and Noëlle.[1][2]


Fictional characters[edit]

In names for Santa Claus[edit]

  • Père Noël, the French equivalent to Santa Claus, literally translated "Father Christmas"
  • Papá Noel, Spanish and Latin American equivalent
  • Pare Noel, Catalan-speaking regions' equivalent
  • Papai Noel, the Brazilian equivalent

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Noel at
  2. ^ Noelle at