Meaning and Name Origin
Willard▼ has 1 variant: Willerd.
For more on this name, see also the related boy name William.
Willard is a very popular first name for males (#280 out of 1220, Top 23%) and also a very popular surname for all people (#1337 out of 88799, Top 2%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Charted below is the birth name popularity of Willard for boys. Willard reached its top rank of #85 in the U.S. during 1910-1919, but is not listed at the moment. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Below is a charted comparison of the usage of the boy name Willard and affiliated names. William (#5 the previous year) is the only other prominent varying form of Willard listed in the Top 1000. These boy names reached the height of their popularity during the years 1910-1919 and have become much less widespread since, with the version Willard becoming less fashionable. (2014 Birth Statistics)