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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.


Variations

Willard has 1 variant form: Willerd.

For more information, see also the related boy name William.


Popularity

Willard is a very popular first name for males (#280 out of 1220, Top 23%) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#1337 out of 88799, Top 2%) (Source: 2000 U.S. Population Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Willard for boys. Willard reached its highest rank of #85 in the U.S. in 1910-1919 (Source: 2014 Birth Name Statistics).

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

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

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Willard and its variant form. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are William (#5) and Willard. (Source: 2014 Birth Name Statistics).

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

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


Similar Names

Willard is also 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.

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