Nijman is a Dutch surname. Among variant forms are Neijman, Neyman, Nieman(s), and Nyman. It originated as a nickname for either an unknown or nameless person, related to modern Dutch niemand ("nobody"), or for a newcomer to a place (modern Dutch nieuw man, cognate to English Newman and German Neumann.[1][2] People with this surname include:

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Nijman at the Database of Surnames in The Netherlands
  2. ^ Nieman Name Meaning, Dictionary of American Family Names, Oxford University Press, 2013