A Hebrew name that means “peaceful” and “comforter,” the name Noah has been around since the Old Testament of the Bible.
Previous ranking: The name Noah has fluctuated among the top ten boys names. It ranked fifth in 2011, seventh in 2010 and ninth in 2009.
Our 2013 prediction: In addition to the United States, the name is also popular in Australia, Canada and Sweden. Its worldwide status, and legion of fans of the film The Notebook, will likely keep it in the top 20 for 2013.