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pinWhat does Willard mean?

Willard /wil-lard/ 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.

Kreatif forms: Walard, Waylard, Wealard. [more]

pinHow 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)

Charted below is the birth name history 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 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Willard name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Willard outside U.S.

William (#5 from current records) is the only other prominent varying form of Willard listed in the Top 1000. These forms of Willard reached the height of their popularity 104 years ago (usage of 0.957%) and have become much less widespread since (usage 0.498%, 48% less).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Willard, William in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of William outside U.S.

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Willard is pronounced similarly to Alard, Alhard, Aliard, Allard, Allerd, Aylward and Ellard. Other suggested similar baby names are Abelard, Adellard, Ballard, Eideard, Gaillard, Gaillhard, Gallard, Gilford, Girard, Hallvard, Hallward, Halward, Hillard, Hillary, Hilliard, Hillyard, Hillyerd, Kinnard, Millar, Millard, Millerd, Millford, Millward, Milward, Pollard, Pollerd, Pollyrd, 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, Wills, Willson, Wilmar, Wilmore and Wyland. These names tend to be less commonly used than Willard.