(Closed) How many syllables is the name Noel?

posted 6 years ago in Babies
  • poll: How do you pronounce the name Noel?
    Two syllables (No-uhl) : (81 votes)
    75 %
    One syllable (Knoll) : (27 votes)
    25 %
  • Post # 3
    4464 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: February 2012

    I’ve always pronounced it with one syllable (like knoll in your poll). My only experience with this name is Noel Kahn from the Pretty Little Liars books. 🙂

    Post # 4
    2214 posts
    Buzzing bee

    I pronounce it “Nole” like Noel from the TV show Felicity when it’s a name. When it’s not a name but used in a christmas context, I pronounce it with 2 “No-Elle.” If it’s a girl’s name then it’s spelt Noelle and pronounced “No-Elle” as well.

    Post # 5
    5543 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: December 2011

    I’ve always thought it was two like the Christmas music but the only time I’ve heard it as a name they had it as one (Pretty Little Liars).

    Post # 6
    8695 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2013

    Ive always pronounced it with 2

    Post # 7
    9115 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2012

    I pronounce it “Know-Elle” so, two.

    Post # 8
    4354 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I’m french (Noel is the french word for Christmas) and so I’ve always pronounced it with 2 syllables. No-uhl (for a mans name), No-elle the rest of the time.

    Post # 9
    13096 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

    I’d pronounce it “No-Elle”, like Christmas.  So two syllables.

    Post # 10
    6015 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: March 2012

    I think if it’s a girl it’s 2 No-el and if it’s a boy it’s 1…Knoll. 

    Post # 11
    9691 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2013

    If it was a mans name I would pronounce it like “Nole”.  No-elle if you were specifically using it for Christmas. I think if it were for a woman it would be actually spelled Noelle, and I would pronounce it that way.  If I saw Noel as a woman’s name….I really don’t know what I’d think of that.  I proably wouldn’t know how to pronounce it.

    Post # 12
    7770 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

    Noel is a french name, a man’s name, and is pronounced like the Christmas song “The First Noel.”  “No- el.”  Similar to the female name “Noelle.”  Some have another version pronounced “Noul” like, a grassy knoll.

    Post # 13
    2559 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    “Noooo-el, Nooooo-el, Noooo-el, Nooo-el, born is the king of Isssssssrael!”

    Post # 16
    701 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: January 2013

    Two! This is actually going to be our future daughter’s first or middle name. We both love it plus it is DH’s late grandfather’s name (Leon) backwards, so it makes it even more special.

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