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pinWhat does Willard mean?

Willard /wil-lard/ [2 sylls.] 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, Welard. [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. 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)

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

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

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 1910-1919 (usage of 0.9565%) and have become much less widespread since (usage 0.4975%, 48% less), with the version Willard becoming less fashionable. Below is a charted comparison of the usage of the boy name Willard and affiliated names. (2014 Birth Statistics)

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

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

pinSimilar Names

Willard is pronounced similarly to Allard and Ellard. Other suggested similar baby names are Hillard, Millard and Villard. These names tend to be less commonly used than Willard.