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What does Willes mean?

Willes Pronunciation of Willes [willes] as a name for boys is of Old English origin. Willes is a variant form of Willis (Old English): variant of William.

Associated with: old english.


5 related forms via Willis: Will, Willess, Willie, Williss and Willy.

Creative forms:
(male) Wales, Woolles, ..

(female) Wille, Willest, ..

Middle name pairings:
Willes Kyron (W.K.), ..

How popular is Willes?

Willes is a rare given name for males but a very popular surname for both adults and children (#35187 out of 150436, Top 23%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Prominent variation forms of Willes (outside Top 2000) are Willie (#775 via latest list), Will (#834), Willis (#1985) and Willy. These forms of Willes were favored as baby names a century ago (usage of 1.7%) and are now significantly less conventional, with forms such as Willie becoming somewhat outmoded. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Will, Willie, Willis, Willy in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Willes is pronounced similarly to Wells and Wills. Other suggested similar names are Akilles, Bille, Dalles, Delles, Dillen, Ghilles (see Gillies), Giles, Gillen, Gilles, Gilley, Gillies, Gillis, Hillel, Hiller, Jiles, Miles, Millen, Miller, Mills, Niles, Sills, Villem, Wallas, Waller, Wallis, Wilber, Wilde, Wilder, Wilek, Wiley, Wilkes, Wilkie, Willem, Willerd, Willet, Willets, Willett, Willey, Willi, Willkes, Willkie, Willmer and Wilmer. These names tend to be more commonly used than Willes.