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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 has 4 variant forms: Neuman, Neumann, Newmann and Newsy.


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).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Newman name in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Newman is also pronounced similarly to Naaman and Naman. Like Newman, these names are not commonly used.