Newman name meaning

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

Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Newman

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  1. English prelate and theologian who (with John Keble and Edward Pusey) founded the Oxford movement; Newman later turned to Roman Catholicism and became a cardinal (1801-1890)
  2. United States film actor (born in 1925)

From new +‎ man: a "newcomer".

  1. A surname​.
  2. A city in Stanislaus County, California, United States.

Notable Persons Named Newman

Notable Persons Named Newman


Newman is a mail carrier.

Newman Haynes Clanton

Newman Haynes Clanton is a rancher and outlaw.

Newman Taylor Baker

Newman was born on February 4th, 1943.

Newman E. Drake

Newman was born on December 16th, 1860 in Andover, New Jersey. He left this life on March 17th, 1930.

Newman Flower

Newman was born on July 8th, 1879. He breathed his last breath on March 12th, 1964.

Newman Wright Hoyles

Newman was born in 1777. He died in 1840.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Newman

Notable Persons With the Last Name Newman

Paul Newman

Paul Newman was an actor, director, entrepreneur, professional racing driver, and philanthropist. He was most prominent from 1948 to 2008. Paul was given the name Paul Leonard Newman on January 26th, 1925 in Shaker Heights, Ohio, U.S. He died on September 26th, 2008.

Randy Newman

Randy Newman is a soft rock, roots rock, comedy rock, and film score musician. His ongoing career started in 1961. Randy was given the name Randall Stuart Newman on November 28th, 1943 in Los Angeles, California, U.S.

Ryan Newman

Ryan Newman is an actress, singer, and model. Her most notable accomplishments were from 2006 to present. Ryan was born on April 24th, 1998 in Manhattan Beach, California.

John Newman

John Newman is a soul music, pop music, breakbeat, and northern soul musician. He was most prominent from 2004 to present. John was given the name John William Peter Newman on June 16th, 1990 in Settle, North Yorkshire, England, UK.

Thomas Newman

Thomas Newman is a film score composer and film score. Thomas was given the name Thomas Montgomery Newman on October 20th, 1955 in Los Angeles, California, U.S.

Brother Ali

Brother Ali is a hip hop music rapping and hip hop production. He was most prominent from 1998 to present. Brother was given the name Jason Douglas Newman on July 30th, 1977.

  • John Henry Newman
  • Laraine Newman
  • Barnett Newman
  • Cathy Newman
  • Kyle Newman
    Film Director
  • Terence Newman
    Football Player
  • Jaime Ray Newman
  • Nell Newman
  • Ryan Newman
    Nascar Driver
  • Sharon Newman
    Soap Character
  • Nanette Newman
  • Kim Newman
  • Phyllis Newman
  • Colin Newman

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Newman U.S.
  White 83.03% 64.26%
  African American 11.08% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.61% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.69% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.99% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.60% 16.26%

Of Last Name Newman

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

Entire United States

Fun Facts about the name Newman

  • What name lists does Newman rank for?
  • How Popular is the name Newman? Newman is the 7,225th most popular name of all time. As a last name Newman was the 307th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Newman have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 1,891 babies born with the first name Newman in the United States. That's more than enough people named Newman to occupy the territory of Christmas Island (Australia) with an estimated population of 1,462 (as of June 30, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Newman? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1882 when it was given as a first name to 7 new born babies.
  • When was Newman first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Newman is Tuesday, October 25th, 1870.
  • What year had the most people named Newman born? The highest recorded use of the first name Newman was in 1921 with a total of 67 babies.
  • Random Newman Factoid: According to the 1950 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Newman is not a popular baby boy's name in Louisiana. Imagine that, only 5 babies in Louisiana have the same name in 1950.
  • Weird things about the name Newman: The name spelled backwards is Namwen. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Nnewma. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Newman? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 101,931 people with the last name Newman.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Newman? Newman was ranked as the 307th most popular last name but is still less than 0.1% of the population!
  • Newman name meaning

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