Its source is Noach, a Hebrew name meaning "Peaceful."
This boy's name is used in French.
There are many suggested meanings for the name of the Ark builder of the Jewish scriptures, including ''long-lived,'' ''comforter'' and ''wanderer.'' However, the origins of this name are ultimately wrapped in mystery.
The antiquity of Noah's story is such that scholars debate possible derivations from the names of Assyrian and Old Babylonian minor deities and other legendary figures from pre-Biblical times.