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Wells Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Wells?

The less frequently given name Wells was the 735th Most Popular Boys Name in the United States in 2018.

This top 1000 contender has seen rankings outside of the top 1000.

It reached its highest popularity ranking of #735 for the first time this year with 322 occurrences.

The least amount of newborns dubbed Wells in any given year was less than 5, most recently in 1982.

Wells, decisively moved upwards in popularity around the years 1909-1912, 1917-1921, 1940-1943, 2001-2004, and 2007-2017.

Where is the name Wells popularity headed?

Wells's popularity is at or near its highest point when measured against its most notable year.

Wells's popularity has been soaring upward for some time. In recent years, continuing the trend, the number of babies given the name Wells has risen dramatically.

The name Wells still has a solid footing and will probably continue to rise upward in popularity.

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   Wells (Girl)Wells (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2018 13 8,515 322 735
2017 10 10,621 233 915
2016 12 9,371 123 1,420
2015 7 14,370 89 1,736
2014 7 14,457 88 1,724
2013 6 16,402 60 2,201
2012 < 5 -- 51 2,480
2011 5 19,420 37 3,105
2010 6 16,862 32 3,445
2009 < 5 -- 19 5,087
2008 < 5 -- 17 5,476
2007 < 5 -- 17 5,417
2006 < 5 -- 17 5,286
2005 < 5 -- 22 4,191
2004 < 5 -- 22 4,125
2003 < 5 -- 18 4,603
2002 < 5 -- 10 7,013
2001 < 5 -- 9 7,496
2000 < 5 -- 15 5,031
1999 < 5 -- 10 6,508
1998 5 16,510 14 4,861
1997 < 5 -- 11 5,632
1996 < 5 -- 6 8,965
1995 < 5 -- 9 6,388
1994 < 5 -- 9 6,349
1993 < 5 -- 10 5,755
1992 < 5 -- 11 5,221
1991 < 5 -- 14 4,217
1990 < 5 -- 9 5,796
1989 < 5 -- 7 6,906
1988 < 5 -- 8 5,727
1987 < 5 -- 7 6,065
1986 < 5 -- 11 4,120
1985 < 5 -- 9 4,680
1984 < 5 -- 11 3,913
1983 < 5 -- 7 5,462
1982 < 5 -- < 5 --
1981 < 5 -- 6 6,239
1980 < 5 -- 5 7,267
1979 < 5 -- 10 4,055
1978 < 5 -- 8 4,539
1977 < 5 -- 6 5,823
1976 < 5 -- 12 3,257
1975 < 5 -- 6 5,445
1974 < 5 -- 9 3,828
1973 < 5 -- 13 2,856
1972 < 5 -- < 5 --
1971 < 5 -- 10 3,361
1970 < 5 -- 13 2,731
1969 < 5 -- 8 3,590
1968 < 5 -- 12 2,570
1967 < 5 -- 7 3,549
1966 < 5 -- 5 4,519
1965 < 5 -- < 5 --
1964 < 5 -- 5 4,573
1963 < 5 -- 7 3,636
1962 < 5 -- 7 3,627
1961 < 5 -- 7 3,648
1960 < 5 -- 10 2,863
1959 < 5 -- 6 3,977
1958 < 5 -- 7 3,551
1957 < 5 -- 7 3,540
1956 < 5 -- 6 3,924
1955 < 5 -- 12 2,430
1954 < 5 -- 15 2,115
1953 < 5 -- 7 3,415
1952 < 5 -- 7 3,366
1951 < 5 -- 10 2,660
1950 < 5 -- 13 2,203
1949 < 5 -- 8 3,007
1948 < 5 -- 15 2,022
1947 < 5 -- 11 2,494
1946 < 5 -- 14 2,027
1945 < 5 -- 12 2,126
1944 < 5 -- 7 3,100
1943 < 5 -- 14 2,071
1942 < 5 -- 10 2,517
1941 < 5 -- 10 2,485
1940 < 5 -- 9 2,664
1939 < 5 -- 12 2,154
1938 < 5 -- 15 1,894
1937 < 5 -- 11 2,328
1936 < 5 -- < 5 --
1935 < 5 -- 11 2,391
1934 < 5 -- 15 1,929
1933 < 5 -- 9 2,733
1932 < 5 -- 13 2,187
1931 < 5 -- 16 1,926
1930 < 5 -- 17 1,886
1929 < 5 -- 8 3,243
1928 < 5 -- 16 2,044
1927 < 5 -- 21 1,747
1926 < 5 -- 15 2,180
1925 < 5 -- 14 2,312
1924 < 5 -- 22 1,722
1923 < 5 -- 15 2,218
1922 < 5 -- 27 1,467
1921 < 5 -- 37 1,197
1920 < 5 -- 18 1,961
1919 < 5 -- 26 1,448
1918 < 5 -- 17 1,994
1917 < 5 -- 19 1,753
1916 < 5 -- 21 1,591
1915 < 5 -- 23 1,452
1914 < 5 -- 20 1,385
1913 < 5 -- 12 1,672
1912 < 5 -- 20 1,057
1911 < 5 -- 8 1,382
1910 < 5 -- 6 1,585
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1900 < 5 -- 6 1,298
1899 < 5 -- < 5 --
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1896 < 5 -- < 5 --
1895 < 5 -- 5 1,234
1894 < 5 -- < 5 --
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1886 < 5 -- 6 958
1885 < 5 -- < 5 --
1884 < 5 -- 5 1,119
1883 < 5 -- < 5 --
1882 < 5 -- < 5 --
1881 < 5 -- 5 992
1880 < 5 -- < 5 --

United States name popularity data is provided by the Social Security Administration and is based on Social Security card applications.

Data for a given year is not made available until well into the next year.

Data reflects what was recorded and has not been edited for errors, so for example the gender associated with a name may be incorrect.

The more babies that are given a particular name, the higher the popularity ranking. If multiple names have the same usage, the tie is broken by assigning popularity rank in alphabetical order. Therefore in the case of names with fewer occurrences, names with the same number of occurrences may have vastly different rankings because they will be interranked alphabetically.

To safeguard privacy, the SSA does not include names with less than 5 occurrences.

Please note, we update the data each May when the SSA releases new figures. All data changes at that time, including previous years, which will change minutely based on new information.