Origin:British
Popularity:963
Meaning:from the well; spring
Wells is a masculine name of British origin. Once used as a locative surname, Wells comes from the Old English word waella, which means “well” or “spring.” Not only are these sources of freshwater such a vital part of all living things, but they make for a tranquil place among nature. Since baby’s going to be such a refreshing, life-changing addition to your family, the name Wells will make for beautiful reminder.

Famous People Named Wells

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  • Ida B. Wells
    Civil Rights Activist

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