First name origins & meanings:

  1. Teutonic: Fierce protector
  2. Teutonic: Valiant protector

First name variations: Wilma, Wilhelmina, Willamina, Wilhemine, Wihelma, Willette, Wilmette, Wyla, Willie, Willy, Mina, Minnie, Minny, Billie, Billy, Helma, Vilma, Guillelmine, Guillemette, Vilhelmina, Willa, Wil, Willem, Wilhelm, Wilmos, Wilmot, Wilson, Williams, Williamson, Wills, Willie, Willy, Wiley, Wyley, Wilkie, Willkie, Wilkes, Wylkes, Willis, Wilton, Wilmer, Wilmar, Winton, Willard, Wilford, Guillaume, Guillermo, Vilhelm, Vilem, Viliam, Vasili, Vasily, Uilleam, Uilliam, William

Last name origins & meanings:

  1. Scottish and northern English: from the medieval personal name Will, a short form of William, or from some other medieval personal names with this first element, for example Wilbert or Willard.
  2. English: topographic name for someone who lived by a spring or stream, Middle English wille (from wiell(a), West Saxon form of Old English well(a) ‘spring’). The surname is found predominantly in the south and southwestern parts of the country.
  3. German: from a short form of any of the various Germanic personal names beginning with wil ‘will’, ‘desire’.

Famous people with this first name: Will Ferrell, Will Smith, Will Arnett

This name appears in the following lists: Cowboys and Cowgirls, Pop Princes and Princesses

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