What does Welch mean?
Welch [welch] as a boys' name is of Old French derivation, and the name Welch means "Welshman". Welch is an alternate spelling of Wallace (Old French): from "waleis".
(male) Willch, Woolch, ..
(female) Welow, Welte, .. Middle name pairings:
Welch Lester (W.L.), ..
How popular is Welch?
Welch is an uncommonly occurring first name for men but a very prominent surname for all people (#259 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Which version is better?with its source form and related boy names. Prominent varying forms of Welch (not ranked) are Wallace (#1201 the previous year) and Wally. Adoption of these forms of Welch was at its most widespread during the years 1920-1929 (adoption of 0.19%) and has become much lower since (adoption 0.01%, ▼95.8%), with the version Wallace becoming less fashionable. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)
Similar NamesSuggested similar names are Beach, Beech, Lech, Welby and Wells. Like Welch, these names are not commonly used.