South German: 1. (Austria, Bavaria): topographic name for someone who lived by a well, putz (Latin puteus). 2. (Pütz; Rhineland): from pütz ‘well’ (see 1), or a habitational name from a place so named in Luxembourg. 3. (Austria): from a pet form of the personal name Burghard. 4. nickname from a byname for the devil. See also Butz.