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What does Wills mean?

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".


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 (#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 (#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 (usage of 0.5873%) and are now much less popular (usage 0.2295%, down 60.9%), 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)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Bill, Billie, Billy, Guillermo, Liam, Wiley, Wilhelm, Will, William, Williams in U.S.

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

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

Similar Names

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