US Popularity:880
Meaning:Spring stream; Springs
Wells is a masculine name of British origin. Once used as a locative surname, Wells comes from the Old English word wille. It also derives from the English word waella, which translates to “spring stream” or “springs.” 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

Wells Name Popularity Data

The Bump Ranking

Overall:Wells is currently #1561 on The Bump
Boy:Wells is currently #857 on The Bump Boy Names

U.S. Births

Overall:Wells is currently #880 in U.S. births
Boy:Wells is currently #445 in U.S. births

Yearly Ranking Change:

in 2023
+ 22
from 2022
In comparison to the previous year's data
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