What does Willard mean?
Willard [willard] as a boys' name is pronounced WIL-erd. It is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Willard is "strong desire". From Wilheard. TV weatherman Willard Scott.
Willard▼ has 1 variant: Willerd.
Related boy name: William.Creative forms:
(male) Waylard, Wellard, ..
(female) Wilfre, Wilwar, .. Middle name pairings:
Willard Zackary (W.Z.), ..
How popular is Willard?
Willard is a very popular first name for males (#280 out of 1220, Top 23%) and also a very popular surname for all people (#1557 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)
Willard reached its top rank of #83 in the U.S. during 1910-1919, but is not listed at the moment. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)
Which version is better?with its variant form and related boy names. William (#5 from current records) is the only other prominent varying form of Willard listed in the Top 2000. These forms of Willard reached the height of their popularity 135 years ago (usage of 7.83%) and have become much less widespread since (usage 0.83%, 89.4% less).
Willard▼ is pronounced similarly to Alard, Alhard, Aliard, Allard, Allerd, Aylward and Ellard. Other suggested similar names are Abelard, Adellard, Ballard, Eideard, Gaillard, Gaillhard (see Gaillard), Gallard, Gilford, Girard, Hallvard, Hallward, Halward, Hillard, Hillary, Hilliard, Hillyard, Hillyerd (see Hilliard), Kinnard, Millar, Millard▼, Millerd, Millford (see Milford), Millward, Milward, Pollard, Pollerd (see Pollard), Pollyrd (see Pollard), Richard▼, Rickard, Riocard, Sigvard, Siward, Villard, Walford, Wallace▼, Wallas, Waller, Ward▼, Wayland, Welford, Wilber▼, Wilbert▼, Wilburn▼, Wild, Wilder▲, Wilford▼, Wilfrid, Wilfryd, Will▼, Willes, Willet, Willets, Willett, Willey, Willfred, Willfredo, Willfrid, Willfried, Willfryd, Williss, Willkes, Willkie, Willmar (see Wilmer), Wills, Willson, Wilmar, Wilmore and Wyland. These names tend to be less commonly used than Willard.See names in meaning and etymology.