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Boy Names Starting with Wil-

Wil- baby names and what they mean, with 18 results. Wil- names are used more often as masculine names. These boy names were at the peak of their popularity in the 1900s (adoption of 7.35%) and have become significantly less conventional since (adoption 0.91%, 87.6%), with names such as Wilburn becoming less trendy. Wilder (#964) is the most trendy name for newborns in this compilation, while Wilkey (top 5%) and Wilcher (5%) are familiar Wil- last names. Here is the list of Wil- names for girls.

Wil- names

Wilbert - Wilton

Wilbert and variantsWilbert, var. Wilber1, Wilberto, Wilbur1, Wilburn, Wilburt
Derivative of Old German element. "Bright will." Wilberth is also a moderately popular kid's name.

Wilbur and variantsWilbur2, var. Wilber2, Willbur
Source fr. Old German language. .. Literary. Wilbur (top 2%), Willbur (62%), like Willour (top 75%), Wilhour (97%), are common -ur suffix surnames.

Wilder and variantsWilder, var. Wild, Wilde
Derived fr. German word. "Hunter." Wilder is a contemporarily stylish form.

Form of Wylie. Stems fr. Old English element. "Clever, crafty." Wiley peaked in popularity in the 1880s and is now less common. See also Kiley.

Wiley2, var. Willey
Root fr. Old English word. "Crafty." Willey is rare as a children's name among the variant forms of Wiley.

Source fr. Old English word. "Willow-ford." Wilford has decreased in favor as a children's name since 1910-1919. See also Gilford.

Wilfred and variantsWilfred, var. Wilfredo, Wilfrid, Wilfried, Wilfryd, Will1, Willfredo, Willfred, Willfrid, Willfried, Willfryd
Derived fr. Old English. "Desiring peace." Usage of Wilfred, Wilfredo, etc. as baby names in 2015 was down 12.4% compared to the year before.

Wilkes and variantsWilkes1, var. Wilkie1, Willkes, Willkie1
Source fr. Old English language. .. Presidential assassion John Wilkes Booth. Less widespread today. Wilkie was the variant last listed (the 1940s) in the Top 2000.

Wilkinson1, var. Wilkins, Willkins, Willkinson
Based on Old English. "Son of little Will." Not in Top 2000.

Willard and variantsWillard, var. Willerd
Derived fr. Old English element. "Strong desire." Used somewhat widely as children's names, Willard and Willerd are similar to the conventional Millard.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Wil- names: Wilber, Wilbert, Wilbur, Wilburn, Wilburt

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Wil- names: Wilder, Wiley, Wilford, Wilfred, Wilfredo

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Wil- names: Wilfrid, Wilhelm, Wilkie, Will, Willard

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Wil- names: Willem, William, Williams, Willie, Willis

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Wil- names: Willy, Wilmer, Wilmot, Wilson, Wilton

Willet, var. Willets, Willett
From Old English word. "Little Will." Willet, Willets and Willett are not in the Top 2000.

William and variantsWilliam, var. Wilek, Wiley3, Wilhelm, Wilhelmus, Wilkes2, Wilkinson2, Wilkie2, Will2, Willem, Willhelmus, Willi, Williamson, Williams, Willie1, Willis1, Willkie2, Wills, Willy1, Willson1, Wilmer1, Wilmot, Wilmott, Wilson1
Source fr. Old German language. "Determined protector." Popular, with usage of 0.902% for William and variants as baby names in 2015, though lower than 0.955% the previous year.

Willie and variantsWillie2, var. Wil, Will3, Willy2
Origin fr. English. Short form of names beginning with .. Will (top 2%), Willie (4%), Willy (16%) and Wil (84%) occur regularly as surnames.

Willis and variantsWillis2, var. Will4, Willes, Willess, Willie3, Williss, Willy3, Williston
Stems fr. Old English. .. Basketball player Willis Reed. Popular, with usage of 0.034% for Willis and variants as baby names in 2015, though lower than 0.038% the year before.

Willoughby, var. Willoughbey, Willoughbie, Willughby
Root fr. Old English element. "Willow farm." Willoughby, Willoughbie, etc. were not among 2015's Top names.

Wilmer and variantsWilmer2, var. Wilmar, Wilmore, Willmar, Willmer
Derivative of Old German language. "Strong desire." Adoption of Wilmer and variants as children's names in 2015 was 20.6% less than 2005.

Wilson and variantsWilson2, var. Willson2
Derivative of Old English word. "Son of William." Usage of Wilson and Willson as children's names in 2015 was down 12.7% compared to the previous decade.

Source fr. Old English. "Well settlement." Less popular today. Wilton last appeared in 1993 in the Top 2000. See also Winton.

Quick Reference

Summary Index of names [and variants] for Wil- names for boys.

1. Wilbert - Wilton
Wilbert [Wilber, Wilbur, Wilburt, Wilburn, Wilberto], Wilbur [Wilber, Willbur], Wilder [Wild, Wilde], Wylie [Wiley], Wiley [Willey], Wilford, Wilfred [Will, Wilfryd, Willfred, Willfrid, Wilfried, Willfryd, Willfredo, Willfried, ..], Wilkes [Wilkie, Willkes, Willkie], Wilkinson [Wilkins, Willkins, Willkinson], Willard [Willerd], Willet [Willets, Willett], William [Willy, Wills, Wilson, Wilmer, Wilmot, Willkie, Willson, Wilmott, ..], Willie [Wil, Will, Willy], Willis [Will, Willy, Willes, Willie, Willess, Williss, Williston], Willoughby [Willughby, Willoughbey, Willoughbie], Wilmer [Wilmar, Wilmore, Willmar, Willmer], Wilson [Willson], Wilton

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