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Wells

  • Gender: Boy
  • Origin: English
  • Meaning: From the well
  • #7751 All Time
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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1881 5 0 5
1884 5 0 5
1886 6 0 6
1895 5 0 5
1900 6 0 6
1910 6 0 6
1911 8 0 8
1912 20 0 20
1913 12 0 12
1914 20 0 20
1915 23 0 23
1916 21 0 21
1917 19 0 19
1918 17 0 17
1919 26 0 26
1920 18 0 18
1921 37 0 37
1922 27 0 27
1923 15 0 15
1924 22 0 22
1925 14 0 14
1926 15 0 15
1927 21 0 21
1928 16 0 16
1929 8 0 8
1930 17 0 17
1931 16 0 16
1932 13 0 13
1933 9 0 9
1934 15 0 15
1935 11 0 11
1937 11 0 11
1938 15 0 15
1939 12 0 12
1940 9 0 9
1941 10 0 10
1942 10 0 10
1943 14 0 14
1944 7 0 7
1945 12 0 12
1946 14 0 14
1947 11 0 11
1948 15 0 15
1949 8 0 8
1950 13 0 13
1951 10 0 10
1952 7 0 7
1953 7 0 7
1954 15 0 15
1955 12 0 12
1956 6 0 6
1957 7 0 7
1958 7 0 7
1959 6 0 6
1960 10 0 10
1961 7 0 7
1962 7 0 7
1963 7 0 7
1964 5 0 5
1966 5 0 5
1967 7 0 7
1968 12 0 12
1969 8 0 8
1970 13 0 13
1971 10 0 10
1973 13 0 13
1974 9 0 9
1975 6 0 6
1976 12 0 12
1977 6 0 6
1978 8 0 8
1979 10 0 10
1980 5 0 5
1981 6 0 6
1983 7 0 7
1984 11 0 11
1985 9 0 9
1986 11 0 11
1987 7 0 7
1988 8 0 8
1989 7 0 7
1990 9 0 9
1991 14 0 14
1992 11 0 11
1993 10 0 10
1994 9 0 9
1995 9 0 9
1996 6 0 6
1997 11 0 11
1998 19 5 14
1999 10 0 10
2000 15 0 15
2001 9 0 9
2002 10 0 10
2003 18 0 18
2004 22 0 22
2005 22 0 22
2006 17 0 17
2007 17 0 17
2008 17 0 17
2009 19 0 19
2010 38 6 32
2011 42 5 37
2012 51 0 51
2013 66 6 60
2014 93 7 86

Want to know about the populiarty of Wells? From 1880 to 2014, the Social Security Administration has recorded 1,501 babies born with the name Wells in the United States. That's more than enough Wells to occupy the territory of Christmas Island (Australia) with an estimated population of 1,462 (as of June 30, 2010). The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1881 when it was given to 5 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Wells" was in 2014 with a total of 86 babies.

According to the 2013 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Wells" is not a popular baby boy's name in North Carolina. Imagine that, only 5 babies in North Carolina have the same name as you in 2013. Across the entire United States a total of only 66 babies also bear the same first name during the same year.

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Where is the name Wells popular?

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Wells" mean? The list below shows the origins of Wells as well as things modernly associated with the name Wells such as celebrities named Wells.

English

Origin and Meaning of Wells

The name "Wells" is of English origin, and it means "From the well". It's a name commonly given to boys.

Alternative Meanings

W is for wanderlust, travel is near!

E is for exquisite, who could argue?

L is for love, everlasting.

L is for love, everlasting.

S is for superb, a great attitude about life.

Your name in reverse order is "Sllew". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Sllew". How do you pronounce that?

Now try the names of everyone you know including friends, cousins, neighbors, classmates, co-workers or your pets. Even your favorite anime, TV or movie characters! See what their names mean. Remember, this is purely just for fun.

Past life for Wells born Mar 29, 1969

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Oceania approximately on 875. Your profession was teacher, mathematician, and geologist.

You were always involved with all new things. You have always loved changes, especially in art, music, cooking. Your lesson - to learn discretion and reason and then teach others to do that. Your life will be happier, when you help those who lack reasoning.

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