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What does Wells mean?

Wells Pronunciation of Wells [wells] as a boys' name is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Wells is "wells". Place name. The name of a famous cathedral town in the west of England. Mostly used as a given name in the 19th century. Baseball player David Wells.

Associated with: old english, famous, england, 19th century.


Creative forms:
(male) Walls, Wolls, ..

(female) Wella, Welna, ..

Middle name pairings:
Wells Kohen (W.K.), ..

How popular is Wells?

Wells is a rare given name for men but a very popular last name for all people (#131 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Wells reached its peak position of #1239 in the U.S. in the 1880s, and is presently at #1740. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Wells name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Wells outside U.S.

Similar Names

Wells is pronounced similarly to Willes and Wills. Other recommended names are Beals, Mills, Neils, Nels, Sills, Wallas, Wallis, Wally, Welby, Welch, Wellby, Welsh, Wes, Wesly, Will, Willi, Willis and Willy. These names tend to be more commonly used than Wells.