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The NOAH surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 4,923 6368 0.002 18
United States (1880 census) 1,098 5056 0.002 22
Change since 1880 +3825 -1312 0 -4
Other Countries
Australia 36 32905 0.000 2
United Kingdom 164 18465 0.000 4
Top States for NOAH by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Texas 369 5883 0.002 18
California 359 8205 0.001 11
Missouri 334 2447 0.006 60
North Carolina 325 3434 0.004 40
Alabama 249 2750 0.006 56
Top States for NOAH by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Missouri 334 2447 0.006 60
Alabama 249 2750 0.006 56
Oklahoma 171 3008 0.005 50
Iowa 145 3106 0.005 50
Oregon 158 3037 0.005 46

Notes

'A figure of zero indicates that we don't have data for this name (usually because it's quite uncommon and our stats don't go down that far). It doesn't mean that there's no-one with that name at all!

For less common surnames, the figures get progressively less reliable the fewer holders of that name there are. This data is aggregated from several public lists, and some stats are interpolated from known values. The margin of error is well over 100% at the rarest end of the table!

For less common surnames, the frequency and "per million" values may be 0 even though there are people with that name. That's because they represent less than one in a million of the population, which ends up as 0 after rounding.

It's possible for a surname to gain in rank and/or total while being less common per million people (or vice versa) as there are now more surnames in the USA as a result of immigration. In mathematical terms, the tail has got longer, with a far larger number of less common surnames.

Figures for top states show firstly the states where most people called NOAH live. This obviously tends to be biased towards the most populous states. The second set of figures show where people called NOAH represent the biggest proportion of the population. So, in this case, there are more people called NOAH in Texas than any other state, but you are more likely to find a NOAH by picking someone at random in Missouri than anywhere else.

Classification and Origin of NOAH

Region of origin: British Isles

Country of origin: England

Language of origin: English

Ethnic origin: English

Religious origin: Christian

Name derivation: From given name or forename

Data for religion and/or language relates to the culture in which the NOAH surname originated. It does not necessarily have any correlation with the language spoken, or religion practised, by the majority of current American citizens with that name.

Data for ethnic origin relates to the region and country in which the NOAH surname originated. It does not necessarily have any correlation with the ethnicity of the majority of current American citizens with that name.

Ethnic distribution of NOAH in the USA

Classification Total Percent
Black/African American 335 6.8
Native American/Alaskan 192 3.9
Mixed Race 154 3.13
White (Hispanic) 120 2.44
Asian/Pacific 66 1.34
White (Caucasian) 4,056 82.39

Ethnic distribution data shows the number and percentage of people with the NOAH surname who reported their ethnic background as being in these broad categories in the most recent national census.

Meaning of NOAH in historical publications

Sorry, we don't have any information on the meaning of NOAH.

Similar names to NOAH

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as NOAH.

This does not necessarily imply a direct relationship between the names, but may indicate names that could be mistaken for this one when written down or misheard.

Matches are generated automatically by a combination of Soundex, Metaphone and Levenshtein matching.

Potential typos for NOAH

The following words are slight variants of NOAH that are likely to be possible typos or misspellings in written material.