What does Wills mean?
Wills /wills/ [1 syll.] 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 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.Kreatif forms: Willsce, Willsga, Willste. [more]
How 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 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%, ▼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)