The name Noah is primarily a male name of Hebrew origin that means Rest, Peace.In the Bible, Noah was known for gathering animals “two by two” and creating an ark of refuge for the great flood. Common nicknames include “No” and “Noey.”Other that the Biblical Noah, famous Noahs include actors Noah Wiley, Noah Emmerich and Noah Beery. Noah Adams is a famous correspondent for National Public Radio. Of note, it is rarely used as a female name but is the name of Noah Lindsey Cyrus, daughter of Billy Ray Cyrus. Authors include Noah Webster, Noah Gordon, and Noah Eli Gorden.