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Gender: Male Meaning of Wells: "spring" Origin of Wells: Surname from place name Wells's Popularity in 2017: #915

The name Wells is a boy's name meaning "spring". Wells is ranked #915 on our popularity charts and discussed in our forums with posts like "Boys Makeover- Two Middles".

From the experts:

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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Famous People Named Wells

Wells Adams, American radio and TV personality
Wellington Reade "Wells" Pope, son of TV personality Rosie Pope
George Wells Beadle, winner of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine
Windsor-Wells Reed, daughter of Patrick Reed & Justine Karain

Pop Culture References for the name Wells

Wells Jaha, character on TV's "The 100"
General Wells, character in DC Universe
Wells Fargo bank
Harrison Wells "Wells" character in DC universe (The Flash)


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.