Noa may refer to:
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
- 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 womens 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
- Net Operating Assets
- 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
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