Meaning and Origin of: Newman

Boy name origins & meanings

  • Old English : Newcomer

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Family name origins & meanings

  • English : nickname for a newcomer to a place, from Middle English newe ‘new’ + man ‘man’. This form has also absorbed several European cognates with the same meaning, for example Neumann. (For other forms, see Hanks and Hodges 1988.)

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