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Meaning and name origin

Wills \wi(l)-ls\ as a boy's name is of Old German origin, and the meaning of Wills is "determined protector". Wills is a variant of William (Old German): from wil meaning "will", "desire" and helm meaning "helmet", "protection".


Wills is not a popular first name for males but a very popular surname or last name for all people (#1170 out of 88799, Top 1%) (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Wills and its source form. The only popular variation form ranked in the Top 1000/100 is William (#5). (2014 statistics).

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

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

Similar Names

Wills is also pronounced similarly to Wells and Willes. Other suggested similar baby names are Mills, Sills, Wallas, Wallis, Wilek, Will, Willess, Willi, Willis, Williss and Willy. These names tend to be more commonly used than Wills.