First name origin & meaning:
Latin: Honorable one; well-born
First name variations: Nobile, Noble
Last name origins & meanings:
- Swedish: shortened form of Nobelius, a Latinized habitational name from a place called Nöbbelöv. This is one of the rare genuine habitational names in Swedish, as distinct from ornamental coinages, which sometimes look like place names.
- German (also Nöbel): from a short form of a Germanic personal name composed with nōt ‘distress’, ‘force’.
- German (also Nöbel): in some cases a habitational name from a place so named near Danzig (Polish Gdańsk) and (Nöbel) from Nöbeln in Saxony.
- Jewish (Ashkenazic): ornamental name from German nobel ‘noble’.
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