Let your baby boy or girl spread holiday cheer year-round with this festive unisex name (though the more common female spelling is Noelle). It’s much more snowball-in-the-face than other, more subtle Christmas-connected names like Nicholas, Mary and Carol. Like candy canes, elves and stockings hung by the chimney with care, Noel will never go out of style. Two famous Noels are Noel Coward, the legendary British playwright, and Noel Gallagher, a musician with the band Oasis.

Famous Noels

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  • Noel Gallagher

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