Was Newman's first name ever mentioned anywhere in Seinfeld? I don't recall anybody calling him by any other name (except "Norman" by his girlfriend which was a mistake because she didn't know the name).

Or was the name always kept a mystery? (Whatever the reason)

Edit: I have assumed that Newman is the last name. But sanpaco says in the comment that Newman might as well be the first name. Well we never know. :-) In that case you can assume I am asking for his last name.

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    Who says "Newman" isn't his first name?
    – sanpaco
    Oct 3, 2016 at 19:45
  • @sanpaco +1 Good point. Question edited. :-)
    – Ravindra S
    Oct 4, 2016 at 15:19

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It was never mentioned in any episode, probably intentionally. The one episode where a woman yells "Goodbye, Norman" was a case of the actress misreading the script.

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    Possible add to your answer, I would say, at least from what I'm reading, not only is his first name "not mentioned", he simply doesn't have a "first name". In "The Package"(S8, E5), Newman's business card is shown; it simply reads "NEWMAN".
    – New-To-IT
    Oct 3, 2016 at 16:19
  • @New-To-IT - That would seem like a very Larry David/Jerry Seinfeld intentional twist. Oct 3, 2016 at 16:20

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