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What does Willess mean?

Willess Pronunciation of Willess [wil-less] as a name for boys is of Old English origin. Willess is a variant form of Willis (Old English): variation of William.

Associated with: old english.


5 different relations via Willis: Will, Willes, Willie, Williss and Willy.

Creative forms:
(male) Waless, Weless, ..

(female) Wille, ..

Middle name pairings:
Willess Gabriel (W.G.), ..

How popular is Willess?

Willess is a rare first name for men but a somewhat popular last name for all people (#127186 out of 150436, Top 85%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Will (#834 in 2015), Willie (#775), Willis (#1985) and Willy are the popular varying forms of Willess (outside Top 2000) ranked in the Top 2000. Usage of these forms of Willess was at its peak 115 years ago (usage of 1.7%) and is now much diminished. (2015 Birth Statistics)

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

Willess is pronounced similarly to Aloess, Elliss, Wallas and Wallis. Other suggested similar names are Bayless, Baylless (see Bayless), Corless, Gilles, Gilliss, Holliss, Waller, Wells, Wilber, Wilbert, Wilde, Wilder, Wilek, Wiley, Wilhelm, Wilkes, Wilkins, Willard, Willbur, Willem, Willerd, Willet, Willets, Willett, Willey, Willi, William, Williams, Willkes, Willkie, Willkins (see Wilkinson), Willmar (see Wilmer), Willmer, Wills, Willson, Wilmer and Winters. These names tend to be more frequently used than Willess.