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pinWhat does Wills mean?

Wills /wills/ as a name for boys is of Old German origin, and Wills means "determined protector". Wills is a version, with the suffix -s, of William (Old German): from wil meaning "will".


Wills has 23 related forms via William: Bill, Bille, Billie, Billy, Villem, Wilek, Wiley, Wilhelm, Wilkes, Wilkie, Will, Willem, Willi, Williams, Willie, Willis, Willkie, Willson, Willy, Wilmer, Wilmot, Wilson and Wim.

Kreatif forms: Willsce, Willsga, Willste. [more]

pinHow popular is Wills?

Wills is a rare first name for men but a very popular last name for both adults and children (#1143 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of Wills and associated names. Popular varying forms of Wills (not ranked) ranked in the Top 1000 are Bill, Billie, Billy (#794 from recent data), Wiley, Wilhelm, Will (#763), William (#5), Williams, Willie (#722), Willis, Willy, Wilmer and Wilson (#594). These forms of Wills were popular during the years 1920-1929 (adoption of 0.637%) and are now much less common (adoption 0.163%, 74%), with versions like Billy, Will, Willie, Willis and Wilson falling out of style. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Bill, Billie, Billy, Wiley, Wilhelm in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Will, William, Williams, Willie, Willis in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Willy, Wilmer, Wilson in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Billy, Wilhelm, Will, William, Wilmer outside U.S.

pinSimilar Names

Wills is pronounced similarly to Wells and Willes. Other suggested similar baby names are Mills, Sills, Wallas, Wallis, Walsh, Welch, Welsh, Willess and Williss. Like Wills, these names are not frequently used.