Newton 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 Newton mean? Keep reading to find the user submitted meanings, dictionary definitions, and more.

Origin and Meaning of Newton

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User Submitted Meanings

  1. A submission from Cyprus says the name Newton means "The prefix - ton means town. (Middleton, Middle Town. Weston, West Town.) So Newton Literally means 'New Town'".
  2. A user from Virginia, U.S. says the name Newton is of English origin and means "Of the new town".
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  1. English mathematician and physicist; remembered for developing the calculus and for his law of gravitation and his three laws of motion (1642-1727)
  2. A unit of force equal to the force that imparts an acceleration of 1 m/sec/sec to a mass of 1 kilogram; equal to 100,000 dynes

Named after the English scientist Sir Isaac Newton.

  1. In the International System of Units, the derived unit of force; the force required to accelerate a mass of one kilogram by one metre per second per second. Symbol: N.

newton was also found in the following language(s): Finnish, French, Galician, Italian, Portuguese, and Spanish

Notable Persons Named Newton

Notable Persons Named Newton

Newton Knight

Newton Knight was a farmer. Newton was born in 1837 in Jones County, Mississippi, U.S. He passed away on February 16th, 1922.

Paul Daniels

Paul Daniels is a magic (illusion) and magician. Paul was given the name Newton Edward Daniels on April 6th, 1938 in South Bank, Middlesbrough, England.

Newton Faulkner

Newton Faulkner is a folk rock and pop rock musician and songwriter. He plays Guitar, Sitar, Bass guitar, Banjo, Mandolin, Guzheng, Guitarrón, Piano, and Vocals. His ongoing career started in 2006. Newton was given the name Sam Newton Battenberg Faulkner on January 11th, 1985 in Reigate, Surrey, England.

Newton N. Minow

Newton N. Minow is an honorary consul general, republic of singapore, attorney, and lawyer. Newton was given the name Newton Norman Minow on January 17th, 1926 in Milwaukee.

Booth Tarkington

Booth Tarkington was a novelist, dramatist, and playwright. Booth was given the name Newton Booth Tarkington on July 29th, 1869 in Indianapolis, Indiana, United States. He died on May 19th, 1946.

Newton Jasper Earp

Newton Jasper Earp was a farmer and carpenter. Newton was born as the child of Nicholas Porter Earp on October 7th, 1837 in Ohio County, Kentucky, United States. He passed away on December 18th, 1928.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Newton

Notable Persons With the Last Name Newton

Sir Isaac Newton

Sir Isaac Newton is a scientist in the fields of physics, natural philosophy, mathematics, and astronomy. Isaac was born on December 25th, 1642.

Thandie Newton

Thandie Newton is an actress. She has had major accomplishments since 1991. Thandie was born on November 6th, 1972 in London.

Cam Newton

Cam Newton is a football player. Cam was born on May 11th, 1989 in Atlanta.

Dr. Huey Percy Newton

Dr. Huey Percy Newton was an activist. He has been prominent since 1966. Dr. was given the name Huey Percy Newton on February 17th, 1942 in Monroe, Louisiana, US. He breathed his last breath on August 22nd, 1989.

Wayne Newton

Wayne Newton is a musician. His ongoing career started in 1962. Wayne was given the name Carson Wayne Newton on April 3rd, 1942 in Norfolk, Virginia, U.S. Wayne is also known as Mr. Las Vegas, The Midnight Idol, and Mr. Entertainment.

John Newton

John Newton was a british sailor and anglican clergyman. John was born in 1725 in Wapping. He breathed his last breath on December 21st, 1807.

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Newton U.S.
  White 75.66% 64.26%
  African American 18.42% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.62% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.68% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.05% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.56% 16.26%

Of Last Name Newton

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

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Fun Facts about the name Newton

  • What name lists does Newton rank for?
  • How Popular is the name Newton? Newton is the 2,947th most popular name of all time. As a last name Newton was the 443rd most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Newton have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 8,032 babies born with the first name Newton in the United States. That's more than enough people named Newton to occupy the territory of Saint Pierre and Miquelon (France) with an estimated population of 6,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Newton? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 70 new born babies.
  • When was Newton first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Newton is Saturday, January 28th, 1865.
  • What year had the most people named Newton born? The highest recorded use of the first name Newton was in 1919 with a total of 208 babies.
  • Random Newton Factoid: According to the 1919 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Newton is not a popular baby boy's name in Louisiana. Imagine that, only 6 babies in Louisiana have the same name in 1919.
  • Weird things about the name Newton: The name spelled backwards is Notwen. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Nweton. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Newton? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 74,092 people with the last name Newton.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Newton? Newton was ranked as the 443rd most popular last name but is still less than 0.1% of the population!
  • Newton name meaning

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