Wells Meaning and Origin

The name Wells is a boy’s name meaning “from the well” and is of English origin. Wells is a surname derived from a topographic name for someone who lived by a spring or a well. It may also refer to a dweller near a place called Wells, derived from the Old English word “well(a)” meaning “spring” or “stream.” The name is relatively common in England and has been used as both a surname and a given name. Wells may be a locational surname derived from a place name. It could be associated with several places called Wells, such as Wells in Somerset, England, which is famous for its cathedral and hot springs.

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