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Etymology 1Edit

From Middle English Nowel, borrowed from Old French Noel (Christmas), from Latin nātālis [diēs Dominī] (birthday of the Lord). Doublet of natal.

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Noel

  1. (literary or old-fashioned) Christmas.
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Etymology 2Edit

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

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Proper nounEdit

Noel

  1. A male given name originating from French.
    • 2009 Lorrie Moore, A Gate at the Stairs, Faber and Faber, →ISBN, 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 originating from French.
  3. A patronymic surname​.
  4. A city in Missouri.
  5. A community in Nova Scotia, Canada.
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CebuanoEdit

EtymologyEdit

The given name is from English Noel.

Proper nounEdit

Noel

  1. a male given name originating from Latin
  2. a surname

QuotationsEdit

For quotations of use of this term, see Citations:Noel.


Middle EnglishEdit

Proper nounEdit

Noel

  1. Alternative form of Nowel

Old FrenchEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin natālis (of or relating to birth).

NounEdit

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

DescendantsEdit

  • English: Noel
  • Middle French: Noël

SwedishEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

Proper nounEdit

Noel c (genitive Noels)

  1. A male given name.

ReferencesEdit

  • [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.

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TurkishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from French noël.

Proper nounEdit

Noel

  1. Christmas (Christian holiday)