What does Newell mean?
Newell /newell/ [2 sylls.] 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.
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. Census)
Displayed below is the birth name popularity of Newell for boys. Newell reached its top position of #664 in the U.S. during the years 1900-1909, but is not listed currently. (2014 Birth Statistics)