Newell name meaning

First Name
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010

Meaning and Origin

What does the name Newell mean? Keep reading to find the user submitted meanings, dictionary definitions, and more.

Origin and Meaning of Newell

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International Interest
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  1. A surname​.
  2. A census-designated place in Modoc County, California, United States.
  3. A city and town in Iowa, United States.
  4. A borough of Pennsylvania, United States.
  5. A city and town in South Dakota, United States.
  6. A census-designated place in West Virginia, United States.

Newell was also found in the following language(s): Middle English

Notable Persons Named Newell

Notable Persons Named Newell

N. C. Wyeth

N. C. Wyeth was an artist. N. was given the name Newell Convers Wyeth on October 22nd, 1882 in Needham, Massachusetts, United States. He left this life on October 19th, 1945.

Newell Brown

Newell Brown is a hockey player. His career lasted from 1984 to 1986. Newell was born on February 14th, 1962 in Cornwall, Ontario.

Newell Sanders

Newell Sanders was an office holder. Newell was born on July 12th, 1850 in Bloomington, Indiana. He died on January 26th, 1939.

Newell Dwight Hillis

Newell was born on September 2nd, 1858 in Harrison County, Iowa. He breathed his last breath on February 25th, 1929.

Newell W Banks

Newell was born on October 10th, 1887. He breathed his last breath on February 17th, 1977.

Newell Smith Wallbank

Newell was born on April 26th, 1875. He breathed his last breath on June 23rd, 1945.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Newell

Notable Persons With the Last Name Newell

Gabe Newell

Gabe Newell is a managing director of valve corporation, chief executive officer, and managing directorofvalve corporation. He was most prominent from 1983 to present. Gabe was given the name Gabe Logan Newell on November 3rd, 1962 in Seattle. Gabe is also known as Gaben.

Alex Newell

Alex Newell is a contemporary r&b, pop music, and soul music actor, singer, and singing. He was most active from 2010 to present. Alex was given the name Alex Eugene Newell on August 20th, 1992 in Lynn, Massachusetts.

Mike Newell

Mike Newell is a director and producer. He has had major accomplishments since 1960. Mike was given the name Michael Cormac Newell on March 28th, 1942 in St. Albans, Hertfordshire, England.

Allen Newell

Allen Newell was a scientist in the fields of computer science and cognitive psychology. Allen was born on March 19th, 1927 in San Francisco. He breathed his last breath on July 19th, 1992.

David Newell

David Newell is an actor. He was most active from 1968 to 1968. David was born on November 24th, 1938 in O'Hara Township, Pennsylvania, United States.

Nick Newell

Nick was born on March 17th, 1986 in Milford, Connecticut. Nick is also known as Notorious.

  • Isaac Newell
  • King Biscuit Boy
  • Martin Edward Newell
  • Edmund Newell
    Sideshow Performer
  • Peter Newell
  • William Augustus Newell
    Governor of New Jersey
  • Lloyd D. Newell
    Television Journalist
  • Marshall Newell
  • Gregory J. Newell
    Assistant Secretary of State for International Organization Affairs
  • James Michael Newell
  • Linda Newell
  • Andrew Newell
  • Claire Newell
  • Robert Henry Newell

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Newell U.S.
  White 79.08% 64.26%
  African American 15.28% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.61% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.77% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.85% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.41% 16.26%

Of Last Name Newell

People with the last name Newell are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Newell

  • How Popular is the name Newell? Newell is the 5,058th most popular name of all time. As a last name Newell was the 1,064th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Newell have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 3,317 babies born with the first name Newell in the United States. That's more than enough people named Newell to occupy the territory of Falkland Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 3,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Newell? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1881 when it was given as a first name to 14 new born babies.
  • When was Newell first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Newell is Saturday, January 19th, 1867.
  • What year had the most people named Newell born? The highest recorded use of the first name Newell was in 1916 with a total of 96 babies.
  • Random Newell Factoid: According to the 1923 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Newell is not a popular baby boy's name in Idaho. Imagine that, only 6 babies in Idaho have the same name in 1923.
  • Weird things about the name Newell: The name spelled backwards is Llewen. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Lnleew. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Newell? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 32,909 people with the last name Newell.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Newell? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 11 of them will have Newell as their last name.
  • Newell name meaning

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