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Boy Names Ending with -well

Well ending baby names and what they mean, with 36 results. -well names are used more often as masculine names. These boy names were at the apex of their popularity in 2016 (USAGE OF 0.19%) and are almost as popular today (USAGE 0.17%, 15% LESS), but with names such as Lowell becoming somewhat outmoded. Maxwell (#135) is the most contemporarily stylish boy name among these, while Sowell (TOP 2%) and Cogswell (6%) are popular -well last names.

-well names

Anwell - Kirkwell | Lowell - Stockwell

Anwell - Kirkwell

Source fr. Welsh, Celtic words. "Loved one." Unusual. Compare Anwell with common -ell last names Arnell (UPPER 17%), Alwell (47%). See also Ancell.

Origin fr. Old English. "At the well." Atwell is unusual as a baby name. See also Anwell.

Source fr. Old English language. "Black well." Not Top 2000 name.

Derivative of Middle English. "Well near the woods." Bossell (UPPER 99%), Boshell (26%) are popular surnames.

Bramwell, var. Branwell
Derivative of Old English word. "Broom well; raven well." Bramwell and Branwell are seldom adopted as children's names.

Source fr. Old English element. "Well where broom grows." Bromwell is a scarcely used men's name, existing often (TOP 28%) as a surname. See also Bramwyll.


Source fr. Old English. "Cold well." Caldwell is scarce as a men's name, appearing regularly (UPPER 1%) as a surname.

Carswell and variants

Carswell1, var. Caswell
Source fr. Old English element. "Well where the watercress grows." Carswell (TOP 4%) and Caswell (2%) occur commonly as last names.

Cresswell, var. Creswell, Carswell2
Derivative of Old English. "Well where watercress grows." Carswell (UPPER 4%), Creswell (8%) and Cresswell (12%) appear often as surnames.

Stems fr. Old English element. "Winding stream." Cromwell is a scarce masculine name, registering frequently (UPPER 3%) as a last name. See also Crowell.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of -well names: Caldwell, Caswell, Ewell, Hartwell, Howell

Derived fr. Old English element. "Well at the cross." Not that prominent as a birth name, Crowell is found more conventionally as a surname.

Origin fr. Old English element. "Old well." Eilwell and Erwell are creative forms.


Var. of Yule. From Old English. "Winter solstice." Adoption of Ewell grew 118 years ago. See also Elwell.

Var. of Ewald. Stems fr. Old German, Old English elements. "Law-powerful." Ewell is generally used as a birth name compared to other variant forms.

Halliwell, var. Helliwell, Hallewell1, Hallowell, Hallewell2
Source fr. Old English language. "Holy well." Halliwell, Hallowell, etc. are hardly found as men's names.

Hartwell and variants

Hartwell, var. Harwell
Root fr. Old English. "Well of the stags." Hartwell and Harwell are rare men's names.


Based on Welsh. "Eminent, remarkable." Howell is uncommon as a given name, occurring regularly (UPPER 1%) as a surname. See also Lowell.

Form of Hywel. Based on Welsh language. "Conspicuous, eminent." Howell is a rare masculine name, existing commonly (UPPER 1%) as a last name. See also Howells.

Root fr. Old English element. "King's well." Rather uncommon as a baby name.

Based on Old English. "Church spring." Scarce. Kirkwell is not found in the US Census.

Quick Reference

Summary Index of names [and variants] for -well names for boys.

1. Anwell - Kirkwell
Anwell, Atwell, Blackwell, Boswell, Bramwell [Branwell], Bromwell, Caldwell, Carswell [Caswell], Cresswell [Creswell, Carswell], Cromwell, Crowell, Elwell, Yule [Ewell], Ewald [Ewell], Halliwell [Helliwell, Hallewell, Hallowell], Hartwell [Harwell], Howell, Hywel [Howell], Kingswell, Kirkwell

Lowell, Macdougal [Mcdowell, Macdowell], Maxwell, Newell, Norwell, Noel [Nowell], Oswald [Oswell], Powell, Rockwell, Rocky [Rockwell], Rothwell, Rowell, Samuel [Samwell], Sewell, Southwell, Stockwell

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