Noel (also spelled Nowell or Noël) is an alternate word for Christmas. It first entered the English language in the 14th century. The word comes from Middle English noel, which derives from the Old French word noël and its more common form naël. The English spelling “Noël” is taken directly from modern French, which also derives from the Old French. The ultimate Latin origin is the phrase nātālis (diēs), “(day) of birth“. The word is well-known from the Christmas song “The First Nowell“.
Have a blessed Christmas season – filled with enough. . .