Newton - boys name

Newton name popularity, meaning and origin

Name Popularity: 43%

Newton name meaning:

The name Newton is of Old English origin and is derived from the combination of two elements: "new" meaning "new" or "young," and "tun" meaning "settlement" or "enclosure." Therefore, the name Newton carries the meaning of a "new settlement" or a "new town."

The name Newton is often associated with the famous English scientist Sir Isaac Newton, who made significant contributions to the fields of physics, mathematics, and astronomy. Newton's discoveries and theories revolutionized our understanding of the natural world, and he is widely regarded as one of the most influential scientists in history. As a result, the name Newton may also carry connotations of intellect, curiosity, and innovation.

Naming a boy Newton could be seen as a way to pay homage to this brilliant scientist and to instill a sense of intellectual curiosity and passion for learning in the child. It may also reflect the parents' desire for their son to be a trailblazer, someone who creates new ideas and makes significant contributions to their community or society as a whole.

Origin: Anglo Saxon

From the new estate.



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Overall UK ranking: 2730 out of 4789

7 recorded births last year

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