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What does Hewett mean?

Hewett Pronunciation of Hewett [hewett] as a boys' name is of Old French origin. A surname brought to England after the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Hewett family lived in Huet near Evreux in Normandy, France. Also possibly a diminutive of Hugh (German) "heart, intellect".

ASSOCIATED WITH surname, england, norman, conquest (victory), intellect


VARIANTS Hewet, Hewie, Hewitt, Hewlett, Hewlitt




Hewett Kingsley (H.K.), ..

How popular is Hewett?

Hewett is an unusual first name for males but a very prominent last name for both adults and children (#5211 out of 150436, Top 3%). (2000 U.S. DEMOGRAPHICS)

Which version is better?

Popular varying forms of Hewett (NOT RANKED) listed in the Top 2000 are Hewitt and Hugh (#849 FROM CURRENT RECORDS). Other forms, like Hew, are uncommon. Adoption of these relations of Hewett was well-received among parents in the 1880s (ADOPTION OF 0.2%) and has become much less since. (2015 BIRTH STATISTICS)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Hewitt, Hugh in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Hugh outside U.S.

Similar Names

Hewett is alike in pronunciation to Hayatt, Hiatt and Hyatt. Other recommended sound-alike names are Arnett, Averett, Beckett, Benett, Bennett, Bernett, Brett, Dewitt, Emmett, Everett, Garett, Gelett, Hackett, Hammett, Hamnett, Haslett, Hawes, Hazlett, Hearst, Heath, Heber, Hedeon, Heder, Helmut, Herbert, Heriot, Heroot (see Cherut), Herut (see Cherut), Hesed, Hevel, Hew, Hewe, Hewney, Hewson, Hezeki, Hobert, Howe, Howel, Howell, Hubert, Hywel, Jarett, Jerett, Jerrett, Jett, Kennett, Kentt (see Kent), Leggett, Meritt, Merrett, Pagett, Prewett, Prewitt, Rhett and Sennett. These names tend to be more commonly used than Hewett.