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What does Newman mean?

Newman Pronunciation of Newman [new-man] as a boys' name is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Newman is "newcomer". First used as a given name in England in the 19th century, probably due to the fame of reforming cleric John Henry (Cardinal) Newman. Actor Paul Newman.

Associated with: old english, england, 19th century, fame.


Newman has 4 variants: Neuman, Neumann, Newmann and Newsy.

Creative forms:
(male) Niman, ..

(female) Newmanny, ..

Middle name pairings:
Newman Corbyn (N.C.), ..

How popular is Newman?

Newman is an uncommonly occurring first name for males but a very prominent last name for all people (#273 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Newman reached its apex rank of #860 in the U.S. in the 1890s, but is not in the list currently. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

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

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

Similar Names

Newman is pronounced similarly to Naaman and Naman. Other suggested similar names are Altman, Ayman, Beagan, Beaman, Beavan, Beeman, Cadman, Cowan, Daman, Dayman, Deccan, Delman, Denman, Dequan, Deshan, Destan, Dewuan (see Dejuan), Dowan, Eaman, Elman, Ewan, Feggan, Freman, German, Gorman, Heiman, Heman, Herman, Hernan, Hyman, Iefan, Iman, Inman, Innman, Jarman, Jean, Jeran, Jerman, Juwan, Kalman, Karman, Keenan, Keilan, Kenan, Kentan (see Kenton), Lehman, Lowman, Neal, Neilan, Nelsen, Nemo, Nevan, Newland, Newlin, Newton, Ninian, Nisan, Nolan, Nollan, Norman, Reagan, Redman, Rodman, Seaman, Suman, Teagan, Tedman, Teman, Teran, Tevan, Tilman, Yeoman and Youman. These names tend to be more frequently used than Newman.