Choosing a name for your baby is a very special experience and finding the right middle name or names is a big part of that. Middle names give you a way to make your baby’s name unique as well as a way to include another name you love that perhaps didn’t make it into the first name slot. Noah is a classic name that’s been growing in popularity in recent years, if you’ve chose it for your baby, you’ll love this list of middle names for Noah.
Middle Names for Noah Beginning with N
Using alliteration can create a pleasant sounding name, these boys names beginning with N will create alliteration when used as a middle name for Noah. My favourites are Noah Nathaniel and Noah Niles.
Unique Middle Names to Go with Noah
As Noah is a classic name, you can make it stand out from the crowd by choosing an usual middle name. I love Noah Edison.
One Syllable Names that go with Noah
As it has two syllables, names with one syllable work well as middle names for Noah because of the contrast. I really love this effect for them Noah so I like all of these combinations but my favourites are Noah Jude, Noah Kai and Noah Kade.
Classic Middle Names for Noah
If you like classic names, why not choose a classic middle name to go with Noah. Combining two classics can create a timeless name. I think Noah Theodore and Noah Samuel sound great.
Biblical Names to go with Noah
As Noah is a name from the bible, you might want to choose another biblical name for a middle name. I love Noah Silas and Noah Malachi.
Names that End in “A” Sound as Middle Names for Noah
You can create a pleasing effect by choosing names that end in the same sound, in the case of Noah, the”A” sound, although they can be spelt using a variety of different letter combinations. My top picks are Noah Isaiah and Noah Ezra.
Modern Middle Names for Noah
If you want to update the classic name Noah, then a modern middle name can work well. Modern names are those which haven’t been around for centuries but are popular enough to have become well known. I’m most keen on Noah Grayson.
Choosing a Middle Name
There are a few different approaches you can take to choosing a middle name, here are the ways you can go about it and things to take into account.
Choosing a Family name
Choosing a family name can be a great way to honour someone special. This has become even easier to do as old fashioned names have become popular again.
The downside of using a family name is that it can lead to arguments. You’ll have to decide which side of the family you are going to honour with the name choice and this can lead to disagreements between the expectant parents. The easiest solution is to go for two middle names, one from each side of the family.
What Initials Does the Middle Name Create?
Once you have a short list for middle names, it’s a good idea to write down each set of potential initials. If you don’t do that you could accidentally end up giving your child a set of initials that say something unpleasant. Initials can also stand for something unpleasant so before making your final choice, make sure you type the letters into a search engine to see if they are an acronym for anything.
If you’re really keen on a particular middle name but the initials cause a problem, then you could add an additional middle name to change the initials letter pattern.
You could also use the initials to influence your choice of middle name by choosing a middle name or names that will create a word, or even a name you like.
Does the Name Work with Your Surname?
You’ll want to say all of your potential middle names aloud, both with and without the surname to make sure they sound right. Sometimes if the names are too similar it can sound wrong.
Using Alliteration to Choose a Middle Name
Using names with the same first letter or sound can create an attractive sounding name but you’ll ned to be careful not to over do it. If you chosen Noah and your last name also begins with N, a middle name with the same first letter sound can be a bit too much:
“Noah Niles Nielson” sounds a bit too much but
“Noah Niles Smith” works well
If you’d like to use alliteration in the name but not have initials that repeat, look out for names that use a different letter to make the same sound or have a silent letter, like Knox.
Using Names withSimilar Sound Patterns
You’ll see above a list of names that end with the “A” sound. These name create an almost rhyming effect with the name Noah that iOS often very pleasing to the ear. You don need to be careful though as if the names are too similar they can sound silly.
“Noah Jacoah” is too similar but
“Noah Isaiah” is different enough to work well.
You can often avoid the names being too close by avoiding names that end the same and have the same number of syllables but some of them will still work, depending how they start.
It’s usually best to avoid names that start the same way, “Noah Noel” doesn’t sound great!
All about the Name Noah
If you’ve chosen the name Noah for your baby you might like to know a bit more about it.
What does the Name Noah Mean?
The name Noah is thought to have originated from the Hebrew “Noach” which means “rest”. There is also a Babylonian word “Nukhu” which also means rest and the name may have evolved from that. Noah is a biblical name from one of the most famous stories in the bible, regarding Noah’s Ark. Noah takes two of each animal on earth onto a boat to keep them safe from a great flood and allow the earth to be repopulated when it passes.
Noah is also occasionally used as a girls name but is usually spelt Noa and is considered a separate name, originating from a Hebrew word meaning motion.
Names Similar to Noah and Nicknames
There aren’t a great number of ways to abbreviate Noah, the only obvious one being “No” which doesn’t make a great nickname.
Here are some names you could consider if you like the Noah but aren’t set on it yet.
Sibling Names for Noah
Any of the names listed in this post would work well as names for a brother to Noah. Below are some girls names that would work well with Noah:
- Noah and Eliza
- Noah and Matilda
- Noah and Beatrice
- Noah and Octavia
- Noah and Nova
- Noah and Ophelia
- Noah and Ramona
- Noah and Isla
- Noah and Celeste
- Noah and Naveah
- Noah and Liliana
- Noah and Nicole
- Noah and Marie
- Noah and Nadine
- Noah and Julia
- Noah and Naomi
- Noah and Florence
- Noah and Emily
- Noah and Harlow
- Noah and Charlotte
- Noah and Margot
- Noah and Sophia
- Noah and Estelle
- Noah and Hannah
- Noah and Abigail
- Noah and Mae
- Noah and Delilah
- Noah and Evangeline
- Noah and Judith
- Noah and Ada
Popularity of the Name Noah
The name Noah has been very popular in the recent years, frequently appearing in the top 5 in English speaking countries. Around 20,000 babies a year have been named Noah in the last five years. It first started to grow in popularity in the early 1990s when it went from being used around 2000 times a year to being used around 15000 times a year and it has continued to grow in popularity since then.
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