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Who Is The Most Famous Noel In The World?

Updated February 8, 2021 468 votes 34 voters 12.8k views51 items

List RulesVote up all of the Noels you've heard of.

How many celebrities named Noel can you think of? The famous Noels below have many different professions, including notable actors named Noel, famous athletes named Noel, and even musicians named Noel.

Noel Gallagher is certainly one of the most famous Noels on this list. One of the famous singer-songwriters named Noel, he is best known for his work with Oasis. He is also the frontman for the band Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds.

Another of the famous people with the first name Noel is Noel Fielding. He is a comedian and member of The Mighty Boosh comedy troupe. Since 2017, he has served as co-host of The Great British Bake Off. Noel Edmonds is another British TV personality and celebrity named Noel. 

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  • 1

    Noel Gallagher

    1967-05-29
    25

    BirthplaceLongsight, United Kingdom

    Noel Thomas David Gallagher (born 29 May 1967) is an English singer, songwriter and guitarist. He served as the lead guitarist, co-lead vocalist and principal songwriter of the English rock band...  more

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  • 2

    Noel Fielding

    1973-05-21
    24

    BirthplaceWestminster, London, England, UK

    Noel Fielding (born 21 May 1973) is an English comedian, writer, actor, artist, musician, and television presenter. He is known for being part of The Mighty Boosh comedy troupe alongside comedy...  more

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  • 3

    Noel Redding

    1945-12-25
    18

    BirthplaceEngland, Folkestone

    David Noel Redding (25 December 1945 – 11 May 2003) was an English rock musician, best known as the bass player and occasional lead singer for the Jimi Hendrix Experience and guitarist/singer for Fat...  more
  • 4

    Noel Edmonds

    1948-12-22
    15

    BirthplaceIlford, London, United Kingdom

    Noel Ernest Edmonds (born 22 December 1948) is an English television presenter and executive producer. Edmonds first became known as a disc jockey on BBC Radio 1 in the UK, and has presented light...  more
  • 5

    Noël Wells

    1986-12-23
    18

    BirthplaceSan Antonio, TX

    Noël Kristi Wells is an American actress, voice actress, and comedian who was most recently a cast member on Saturday Night Live for the 2013–2014 season....  more
  • 6

    Noël Coward

    1899-12-16
    12

    BirthplaceMiddlesex, Eurasia, United Kingdom, London, Teddington

    Sir Noël Peirce Coward (16 December 1899 – 26 March 1973) was an English playwright, composer, director, actor and singer, known for his wit, flamboyance, and what Time magazine called "a sense of...  more

    The Best Noël Coward Quotes#38 of 250 The Best Gay Authors#526 of 816 These Poetic Geniuses Wrote Your Favorite Songs of All Time

  • 7

    Noel Clarke

    1975-12-06
    15

    BirthplaceEngland, London

    Noel Anthony Clarke (born 6 December 1975) is an English actor, screenwriter, director, and comic book writer from London. He is known for playing Wyman Norris in Auf Wiedersehen, Pet and Mickey...  more
  • 8

    Noel Gugliemi

    1970-01-01
    12

    BirthplaceSanta Monica, California, United States of America

    Noel Albert Gugliemi (also known as Noel G.) is an American actor, best known for his portrayals of Southern Californian gangsters....  more
  • 9

    Noel Fisher

    1984-03-13
    11

    BirthplaceVancouver, British Columbia, Canada

    Noel Roeim Fisher (born March 13, 1984) is a Canadian actor. He is known for his portrayal of Mickey Milkovich on the Showtime series Shameless, as well as his portrayal of Cael Malloy on the FX...  more
  • 10

    Noel Purcell

    1900-12-23
    15

    BirthplaceDublin, Republic of Ireland

    Patrick Joseph Noel Purcell (23 December 1900 – 3 March 1985) was a distinguished Irish actor of stage, screen and television. He appeared in the 1956 film Moby Dick and the 1962 film Mutiny on the...  more
  • 11

    Noel Sullivan

    1980-07-28
    10

    BirthplaceCardiff, Wales

    Noel Sullivan (born 28 July 1980 as Noel-John Hayes) is a Welsh singer and actor. He was a member of the British pop group Hear'Say. Like the other members of the group, he won his part through the...  more
  • 12

    Noël Akchoté

    1968-12-07
    14

    BirthplaceFrance, Paris

    Noël Akchoté (born 7 December 1968) is a French guitarist in free improvisation, classical, experimental, and free jazz....  more
  • 13

    Noel Neill

    1920-11-25
    8

    BirthplaceMinneapolis, USA, Minnesota

    Noel Darleen Neill (November 25, 1920 – July 3, 2016) was an American actress. She is known for playing Lois Lane in the film serials Superman (1948) and Atom Man vs. Superman (1950), as well as the...  more
  • 14

    Noel Gay

    1898-07-15
    11

    BirthplaceWakefield, United Kingdom

    Noel Gay (15 July 1898 – 4 March 1954) was born Reginald Moxon Armitage. He also used the name Stanley Hill professionally. He was a successful British composer of popular music of the 1930s and...  more
  • 15

    Noel Dyson

    1916-12-23
    11

    BirthplaceEngland

    Elsie Noël Dyson (23 December 1916 – 29 June 1995) was an English character actressDyson appeared in a number of stage and films (including telemovies) but is best remembered as a versatile...  more
  • 16

    Noel Toy

    1918-12-27
    12

    BirthplaceCalifornia, United States of America

    Noel Toy (born Ngun Yee, the "Chinese Sally Rand") (December 27, 1918 – December 24, 2003) was an American burlesque performer famous for her fan dance and bubble dance, initially at the Forbidden...  more
  • 17

    Noel Madison

    1897-04-30
    10

    BirthplaceNew York City, USA, New York

    Noel Madison (1897–1975) was an American character actor in the 1930s and '40s and appeared in 75 films, often as a gangster....  more
  • 18

    Noel MacNeal

    1961-09-15
    7

    BirthplaceNew York City, USA, New York, Harlem

    Noel MacNeal (born September 15, 1961) is an American puppeteer, writer, actor, and director of children's television, best known as the voice and puppeteer of Bear in Bear in the Big Blue House and...  more
  • 19

    Noel Mewton-Wood

    1922-11-20
    8

    BirthplaceMelbourne, Australia

    Noel Mewton-Wood (20 November 1922 – 5 December 1953) was an Australian-born concert pianist who achieved international fame on the basis of many distinguished concerto recordings during his short...  more
  • 20

    Noel Schajris

    1974-07-19
    5

    BirthplaceBuenos Aires, Argentina

    Nahuel Schajris Rodríguez (born July 19, 1974 in Buenos Aires, Argentina) is an Argentine-Mexican singer, songwriter and pianist based in Mexico who experienced chart-topping success as part of the...  more
  • 21

    Noel Langley

    1911-12-25
    5

    BirthplaceDurban, South Africa

    Noel Langley (25 December 1911 – 4 November 1980) was a South African (later naturalised American) novelist, playwright, screenwriter and director. He wrote the screenplay which formed the basis for...  more
  • 22

    Noel Jan Tyl

    1936-12-31
    4

    BirthplaceWest Chester, Pennsylvania

    Noel Jan Tyl (born December 31, 1936) is an American humanistic astrologer and writer of many books on the subject. In the 1960s and 70s he was a bass-baritone opera singer who was particularly noted...  more
  • 23

    Noel Field

    1904-01-23
    5

    BirthplaceLondon, United Kingdom

    Noel Field (January 23, 1904 – September 12, 1970) was an American spy for the NKVD, whose activities before and after World War II allowed the Eastern Bloc to use his name as a prosecuting rationale...  more
  • 24

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York

    Noel Pagan, also known simply as Noel, (New York, 1965) is a Puerto Rican freestyle music singer born in the Bronx, New York. His debut single, "Silent Morning", became his first Top 10 hit on the...  more
  • 25

    Noël Mitrani

    1969-11-11
    5

    BirthplaceCanada, Ontario, Toronto, Americas

    Noël Mitrani (born 11 November 1969) is a Canadian-born French film director, producer and screenwriter....  more
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