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Willard meaning and name origin
Willard \wi-lla-rd\ as a boy's 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 form: Willerd.
For more information, see also the related name William.
Baby names that sound like Willard are Villard, Allard and Ellard.
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Popularity of Willard
Willard is a very popular first name for men (#280 out of 1220) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#1337 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)
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