Noel

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See also: noel, noël, Noël, and NOEL

English[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Old French Noel (Christmas), from Latin nātālis [diēs Dominī] (birthday of the Lord).

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Proper noun[edit]

Noel

  1. (literary or old-fashioned) Christmas.
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Noel in the sense of Christmas; given since Middle Ages to children born at Christmastide.

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Proper noun[edit]

Noel

  1. A male given name.
    • 2009 Lorrie Moore, A Gate at the Stairs, Faber and Faber, ISBN 978-0-571-24946-6, page 162:
      When Noel came, noisily bursting through the back door with buckets of cleansers and sponges, I introduced myself. "Just call me Noelle," he said of himself. "When I was little they used to call me Noel, Noel, the toilet bowl. Although now I have thought of painting that on the side of my van. It might be good for business? I don't know."
  2. A female given name.
  3. A patronymic surname​.
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Old French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Latin natālis (of or relating to birth).

Noun[edit]

Noel m (oblique plural Noeaus or Noeax or Noiaus or Noiax or Noels, nominative singular Noeaus or Noeax or Noiaus or Noiax or Noels, nominative plural Noel)

  1. Christmas

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Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English Noel and French Noël. In general use among Swedish-speakers since about 2000.

Proper noun[edit]

Noel

  1. A male given name.

References[edit]

  • [1] Statistiska centralbyrån : 3552 males with the given name Noel living in Sweden on December 31st, 2010, with the highest frequency so far in 2010 . Accessed on 17 September 2011.

Turkish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French noël.

Proper noun[edit]

Noel

  1. Christmas (Christian holiday)