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Updated June 9, 2019

Boy name origins & meanings

  • Old English, French : From the manor; kernel

Boy name variations

Family name origins & meanings

  • English : topographic name for someone who lived in a newly constructed dwelling, from Middle English newe ‘new’ + bold ‘building’. There are several places (in Cheshire, Derbyshire, Lancashire, Leicestershire, Northamptonshire, Nottinghamshire, Warwickshire, and Worcestershire) named with the same elements in Old English (nēowe + bold), and the surname may also be derived from any or all of them.

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