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Wells

  • Gender: Boy
  • Origin: English
  • Meaning: From the well
  • #7585 All Time
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How popular is the baby name Wells in the U.S.?

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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 94 7 87
2015 95 7 88

Want to know about the popularity of the Wells baby name? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 1,597 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 2015 with a total of 88 babies.

According to the 2015 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Wells" is not a popular baby boy's name in South Carolina. Imagine that, only 6 babies in South Carolina have the same name as you in 2015. Across the entire United States a total of only 95 babies also bear the same first name during the same year.

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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.

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.

Other Inspirations for the Name Wells

Wells Fargo
Wells Fargo Advisors
Wells Fargo Careers
Wells Fargo Center
Wells Fargo Credit Card
Wells Fargo Dealer Services
Wells Fargo Mortgage
Wells Fargo Mortgage Rates
Wells Fargo Near Me
Wells Fargo Routing Number

Alternative Meanings

W is for wonder, the child in us all.

E is for exquisite, who could argue?

L is for little, the little things you do.

L is for love, your love of life!

S is for sincere, a model of truth.

Your name in reverse order is "Sllew". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Leslw". 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 Apr 13, 1939

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 Western Australia approximately on 1575. Your profession was sailor and shoemaker.

As an inquisitive and inventive person, you liked to get to the very bottom of things and to rummage in books. Talent for drama, natural born actor. There is the invisible connection between material and spiritual world. Your lesson - to search, to find and to use this bridge.

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