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2k
in the U.S.
since 1880

Wells

  • Gender: Boy
  • Origin: English
  • Meaning: From the well
  • #7751 All Time
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How popular is the name "Wells" in the U.S.?



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YearTotal Babies BornGirls BornBoys Born
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1929808
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193213013
1933909
193415015
193511011
193711011
193815015
193912012
1940909
194110010
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194314014
1944707
194512012
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194815015
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1956606
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1961707
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197910010
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1981606
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1987707
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199819514
199910010
200015015
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200318018
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200617017
200717017
200817017
200919019
201038632
201142537
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201366660
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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 2014 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Wells" is not a popular baby boy's name in Alabama. Imagine that, only 6 babies in Alabama have the same name as you in 2014. Across the entire United States a total of only 93 babies also bear the same first name during the same year.

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The map shows the relative popularity of the name Wells in each of the states since 1950. Can you guess a name that was popular in the south east? Search for the name to check your answer!

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 wisdom, you acquire with age.

E is for enchant, for enchant you will.

L is for laughter, you spread wherever you go.

L is for look, the way you look at life.

S is for sensible, the practical side.

Your name in reverse order is "Sllew". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Llews". 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 Jan 21, 1975

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Philippines approximately on 900. Your profession was writer, dramatist, and organizer of rituals.

As a ruthless character, you carefully weighed your decisions in critical situations, with excellent self-control and strong will. Generally liked, but not always loved. Your lesson - to combat violence and disharmony in our world, to understand its roots and origins. All global problems have similar origins.

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