Meaning and name origin
Newman \ne(w)-man\ as a boy's 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.
Newman is not a popular first name for males but a very popular surname or last name for all people (#300 out of 88799, Top 1%) (Source: 2000 U.S. Population Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Newman for boys. Newman reached its highest rank of #859 in the U.S. in 1890-1899 (Source: 2014 Birth Name Statistics).