Rachel Riley and Pasha Kovalev revealed on Monday that their baby daughter had been born, as well as her stunning name – Noa.
The couple welcomed Noa, their second child, 15 days after her due date.
After announcing her name, fans began wondering what the beautiful moniker may mean – and it turns out it has historical roots.
Noa can be used as a male or female first name as well as a surname, though it is more popular as a girl’s name.
The name originates from Hebrew and means ‘motion’, and is the modern version of No’ah, which featured in the Hebrew bible as one of the Five Daughters of Zelophehad in the Old Testament.
Noa is a popular name in Spain, Portugal and the Netherlands and is also growing in popularity in the US.
Rachel announced the birth of baby Noa with a series of photos of the tot on Instagram, writing: ‘We have some news…!
‘Introducing Pasha’s newest dance partner – baby Noa was finally born, 15 days after her due date, late on Friday night to the sound of fireworks!
‘She’s totally adorable and her big sister Maven has already tried welcoming her to the world by offering Oatly and pickles, we think that’s a good sign.
‘Massive thanks to the wonderful home birth midwives team and my doula who looked after us all so well.’
Rachel had revealed she had had a miscarriage in between her pregnancies, making Noa a ‘rainbow baby’, which is one who is born after a baby loss.
She added: ‘Ps thanks too to my namesake @rachelrileyuk for the lovely rainbow baby clothes for our gorgeous rainbow baby. Our family feels complete now she’s here.’
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