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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 0.9%, 87.8%), with names such as Wilburn becoming less trendy. Wilder (#523) 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 variants

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

Wilbur and variants

Wilbur2, var. Willbur, Wilber2
Source fr. Old German language. .. Literary. Wilbur (TOP 2%), Willbur (62%), like Willour (TOP 75%), Wilhour (97%), are common -ur suffix surnames.

Wilder and variants

Wilder, var. Wilde, Wild
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 variants

Wilfred, var. Willfryd, Willfried, Willfrid, Willfredo, Willfred, Wilfryd, Will1, Wilfried, Wilfrid, Wilfredo
Derived fr. Old English. "Desiring peace." Usage of Wilfred, Wilfredo, etc. as baby names in 2018 was up 3.9% compared to the year before.

Wilkes and variants

Wilkes1, var. Willkie1, Willkes, Wilkie1
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. Willkinson, Willkins, Wilkins
Based on Old English. "Son of little Will." Not in Top 2000.

Willard and variants

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

William and variants

William, var. Wilson1, Wilmott, Wilmot, Wilmer1, Willy1, Wills, Willson1, Willkie2, Willis1, Willie1, Williamson, Willi, Williams, Willhelmus, Willem, Will2, Wilkinson2, Wilkes2, Wilkie2, Wilhelmus, Wilhelm, Wiley3, Wilek
Source fr. Old German language. "Determined protector." Popular, with usage of 0.868% for William and variants as baby names in 2018, though lower than 0.873% the previous year.

Willie and variants

Willie2, var. Willy2, Will3, Wil
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 variants

Willis2, var. Willy3, Williston, Williss, Willie3, Willess, Will4, Willes
Stems fr. Old English. .. Basketball player Willis Reed. Popular, with usage of 0.026% for Willis and variants as baby names in 2018, though lower than 0.028% the year before.

Willoughby, var. Willughby, Willoughbie, Willoughbey
Root fr. Old English element. "Willow farm." Willoughby, Willoughbie, etc. were not among 2018's Top names.

Wilmer and variants

Wilmer2, var. Willmer, Willmar, Wilmore, Wilmar
Derivative of Old German language. "Strong desire." Adoption of Wilmer and variants as children's names in 2018 was 11.9% less than 2008.

Wilson and variants

Wilson2, var. Willson2
Derivative of Old English word. "Son of William." Usage of Wilson and Willson as children's names in 2018 was down 2.1% 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 [Wilbur, Wilber, Wilburt, Wilburn, Wilberto], Wilbur [Wilber, Willbur], Wilder [Wild, Wilde], Wylie [Wiley], Wiley [Willey], Wilford, Wilfred [Will, Wilfryd, Willfryd, Willfrid, Willfred, Wilfried, Willfried, Willfredo, ..], Wilkes [Wilkie, Willkie, Willkes], Wilkinson [Wilkins, Willkins, Willkinson], Willard [Willerd], Willet [Willett, Willets], William [Wills, Willy, Wilson, Wilmot, Wilmer, Wilmott, Willson, Willkie, ..], Willie [Wil, Will, Willy], Willis [Will, Willy, Willie, Willes, Williss, Willess, Williston], Willoughby [Willughby, Willoughbie, Willoughbey], Wilmer [Wilmar, Willmer, Willmar, Wilmore], Wilson [Willson], Wilton

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