Newell - Meaning of Newell
[ 2 syll. ne-wel(l), new-e-ll ] The baby boy name Newell is pronounced N-UWehL- †. Newell's language of origin is Old French and Old English, and it is predominantly used in English. Old English origin, use: The first name is derived from the surname, which is itself of multiple origins ultimately from the elements neowe and heall. The surname could have originated as a job title for someone who worked at a 'new hall'. It could also have been a place name for someone who lived at a 'new hall', or for someone who lived in Newhall in Cheshire and Yorkshire.
In addition, Newell is a variant transcription of Neville (English).
Variant forms inherit the origin and thus the meaning of Newell.
Newell is a rare baby name for boys. At the modest peak of its usage in 1901, 0.011% of baby boys were named Newell. It ranked at #582 then. The baby name has since suffered a steep drop in popularity, and is of only irregular use now. Out of all boy names in its group, Newell was nevertheless the most widely used in 2018.
† Pronunciation for Newell: N as in "knee (N.IY)" ; UW as in "two (T.UW)" ; EH as in "ebb (EH.B)" ; L as in "lay (L.EY)"