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Will Meaning


What does Will mean?

The name Will is of English origin.

The meaning of Will is "determined protector".

Will is generally used as a boy's name.

It consists of 4 letters and 1 syllable and is pronounced Will.

The Given Name Will

Will is a diminutive of William. See William for further details.

Will appeals to parents who seek a name with genuine depth.

This great little boy name has a natural spirit.

Will is also great as a middle name.

Will falls into the classic name category.

Some famous bearers of this name include: Will Ferrell, Will Keith Kellogg, and Will Smith.

Will Popularity

In the U.S. in 2018, it ranked 892 in baby name popularity for boys with 242 occurrences. Less than 5 girls were given the name.

In contrast, the year before it ranked 900 in baby name popularity for boys with 238 occurrences. Less than 5 girls were given the name.

View the Will Name Popularity Page to see how the popularity trend for Will has changed since 1880, or to compare the popularity of Will to other names.

Will Related Names

Will is a diminutive of William.

The name Willa is a form of Will.

Famous Wills

  • Will Ferrell ~ Actor
  • Will Keith Kellogg ~ Business Mogul
  • Will Smith ~ Actor
  • Will Stevens ~ Driver

Will Numerology

Want to know how your name choice may effect your child?

Then take a look at the Numerological Report For Will.

It may give you some insight about your new baby.

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Will Name Fun

Would you like to fingerspell the name Will in American Sign Language?

Then just follow the diagram below.

Be creative with the name Will.

Just for fun, see the name Will in Hieroglyphics, learn about ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics and write a Hieroglyphic message.

Learn about nautical flags and see your name or message written in nautical flags, on the Will in Nautical Flags page.