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Will meaning and name origin
Will \wi-ll\ as a boy's name is a variant of Wilfred (Old English), William (Old German), Willie (English) and Willis (Old English), and the meaning of Will is "desiring peace; will helmet, protection". See also Bill.
The baby name Will sounds like Willy, Willi and Wil. Other similar baby names are Gill, Hill, Sill, Till, Wild and Wills.
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Popularity of Will
Will is a very popular first name for men (#503 out of 1220) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#4081 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)
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