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Gender: Male Meaning of Wells: "spring" Origin of Wells: Surname from place name Wells's Popularity in 2018: #735

The name Wells is a boy's name meaning "spring". Wells is ranked #735 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Boy Names Trendier Than You Think and discussed in our forums with posts like "Favourite Names in the last signature".

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Wells is a newly-famous baby name thanks to pregnancy guru Rosie Pope, who uses it as the short form of the buttoned-up Wellington, name of her youngest child.

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zsazsa00 Says:


Super cute nickname for Orwell which feels a little stuffy on its own. Wells is modern, on trend but not racing up the charts. Also Harrison Wells is the villain in the Flash series and it feels like a cute easter egg cause we both (my SO and I) think he's one of the best villians/ antagonists in a show since every major villain on the Walking Dead.

ziggywiggy Says:


I actually know a guy named Wells. I think it suits him well.

Zelliew Says:


I'm know what you mean

Giinkies Says:


A little too Wells Fargo for me.