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Updated June 9, 2019

Boy name origins & meanings

  • Old English : From the wide valley
  • English : From the broad well

Boy name variations

Family name origins & meanings

  • English : of uncertain origin. It appears to be a habitational name from an unidentified place with a second element from Old English well(a) ‘spring’, ‘stream’, but on the other hand early forms are found without prepositions. It may be a phrasal nickname.

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