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What does Newell mean?

Newell /newell/ as a boys' name is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Newell is "new hall". Place name. "Hall" is used in old British as a term for the local manor.

Associated with: old english, british (england).


Newell has 3 variants: Newall, Newel and Newhall.

Kreatif forms:
(male) Neell, Nelell, ..

(female) Newellda, Newelli, ..

How popular is Newell?

Newell is a rare given name for men but a very popular surname for all people (#1021 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Displayed below is the birth name statistics of Newell for boys. Newell reached its top position of #657 in the U.S. in the 1910s, but is not listed currently. (2014 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Newell name in U.S.

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

Similar Names


Newell is alike in pronunciation to Neal, Neale, Neall, Nealle, Neel, Neil, Neile, Neill, Niall, Niel, Noel, Noll, Nowel and Nowell. Other suggested similar names are Anwell, Anwill, Ardell, Atwell, Avrell, Bedall, Bedell, Bell, Creswell, Danell, Derell, Derrell, Devell, Elwell, Ewell, Gerall, Hamell, Howell, Jerell, Jorell, Ladell, Ledell, Lennell, Levell, Lovell, Lowell, Lydell, Maxwell, Merill, Merrell, Naegel, Nagel, Neely, Neille, Nels, Nereo, Neven, Nevill, Neville, Nevyle (see Neville), Newlin, Nezer, Nicoll, Niels, Nigel, Nijel, Norwell, Nygel, Orvell (see Orville), Oswell, Peall, Powell, Rendell, Rodell, Rowell, Sewall, Sewell, Terell, Tyrell, Verrell and Yudell. These names tend to be more commonly used than Newell.