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Noa (Hebrew: נועה, Noa; or נעה, Nōʿā), is a feminine Hebrew name, derived from a root that means "movement". The name is used in the Hebrew Bible for one of the daughters of Zelophehad. Noa is commonly confused with Noah (Hebrew: נח), an unrelated masculine name known from the biblical story about Noah's ark.

Noa is not a standard Arabic name, but its used by native Egyptians residing on the Mediterranean in their common dialect to refer to "the strong wind coming from the sea".

"Noa" is also a masculine Polynesian name (though not commonly used).


  • Loveman Noa, a US Naval officer killed during the Philippines Insurrection
  • Noa, the chosen appellation of singer Achinoam Nini
  • Noa Tishby, an Israeli actress
  • Noa Nadruku, Ethnic Fijian Rugby player
  • Kaipo-Noa Kaheaku-Enhada, Quarterback, U.S. Naval Academy, Hawaiian

Literary characters

  • Noa, a character from Fullmetal Alchemist: Conqueror of Shamballa
  • Noa Takahashi, the lead character of the manga series Betting On Love
  • Noa Izumi, a character from the anime and manga series Patlabor
  • Noa, a character from the anime Kiba
  • Noa (dog) a dog in the manga Inubaka: Crazy for Dogs
  • Noa, a character in Star Wars
  • Noa, a protagonist in the video game Legend of Legaia.
  • Ultraman Noa from Ultraman Nexus
  • Noa, a common misspelling of Noah (spelled and pronounced differently in Hebrew), the biblical builder of the Ark
  • Noa, a women's fragrance by Cacharel.


  • An Argentine region of six north-western provinces, see Región Noroeste Argentino
  • North Oxfordshire Academy, an academy in Banbury, England, formerly Drayton School


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  • A Polynesian term for replacing names to avoid summoning something. A form of euphemism.
  • A Māori term referring to the opposite of tapu; noa means common, non-sacred, or free from tapu (sometimes because tapu has been broken).
  • The Natural Ontological Attitude, a philosophy of science proposed by Arthur Fine
  • A Māori term, Noa means "the lifting of a tapu" and literally means "safe".

Organizations and companies

  • Naval Officer's Associations, an association for Canadian naval officers, see website
  • National Organizers Alliance
  • National Outsourcing Association, a telecommunications association in the United Kingdom.
  • National Observatory of Athens
  • Olympic Air, ICAO airline designator
  • Team NoA, professional e-sports team official website.
  • Nintendo of America
  • NOA Audio Solutions, Manufacturer of audio archive management tools official website.


  • Naturally occurring asbestos, which is the unprocessed form of Asbestos (common in California, Montana, and Turkey).
  • Norma Ortográfica Andaluza, a Spanish transcription method in actual commercial use for popular songs with flamenco lyrics which aims to reflect more phonetically the actual speech features of the Andalusian region.
  • North Atlantic oscillation, an ocean variability
  • Notice of Action, a printed form (I-797) which the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services sends out to document processing milestones on petitions

See also