Meaning and Name Origin
Wills \wi(l)-ls\ as a name for boys is of Old German origin, and Wills means "determined protector". Wills is a derivative of William (Old German): from wil meaning "will", "desire" and helm meaning "helmet", "protection". Seldom used as a baby name.
Wills has 33 related forms via William: Bill▼, Bille, Billie▼, Billy▼, Guglielmo, Guillaume, Guillermo▼, Liam▲, Vilhelm, Villem, Wilek, Wiley▼, Wilhelm▼, Wilhelmus, Wilkes, Wilkie, Wilkinson, Will▼, Willem, Willhelmus, Willi, Williams▼, Williamson, Willie▼, Willis▼, Willkie, Willson, Willy, Wilmer▼, Wilmot, Wilmott, Wilson▼ and Wim.
Wills is a rare first name for men but a very popular last name for both adults and children (#1170 out of 88799, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Wills and associated names. Popular varying forms of Wills (#unlisted) ranked in the Top 1000 are Bill, Billie, Billy (#794 last year), Guillermo (#678), Liam (#2), Wiley, Wilhelm, Will (#763), William (#5), Williams, Willie (#722), Willis, Willy, Wilmer and Wilson (#594). These boy names were at the top of their popularity during the years 1920-1929 and are now much less popular, with versions like Billy, Guillermo, Will, Willie and Wilson falling out of style. Liam (#2) is the most fashionable name for newborns here. (2014 Birth Statistics)