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What does Newton mean?

Newton Pronunciation of Newton [new-ton] as a boys' name is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Newton is "new town". Place name first used as a given name in the 19th century. Entertainer Wayne Newton; scientist Isaac Newton.

Associated with: old english, 19th century.


Creative forms:
(male) Neton, ..

(female) Newtonny, ..

Middle name pairings:
Newton Robert (N.R.), ..

How popular is Newton?

Newton is a somewhat prominent first name for males (#966 out of 1220, Top 79%) and an even more prominent surname for all people (#400 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Newton reached its highest rank of #220 in the U.S. in the 1880s, but is not in the Top 1000 at the moment. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

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

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

Similar Names

Newton is alike in pronunciation to Natan. Other recommended names are Belton, Benton, Berton, Delton, Deston, Dexton, Felton, Fenton, Hewson, Jeston, Keaton, Keeton, Kelton, Kenton, Lawton, Leyton, Merton, Nathon, Nealon, Nelson, Nestor, Nevon, Newlin, Newman, Norton, Peyton, Renton, Rexton, Seaton, Seeton, Sefton, Seton, Sexton, Teyton, Welton and Weston. These names tend to be less commonly used than Newton.

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