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Willy Meaning


What does Willy mean?

The name Willy is of English origin.

The meaning of Willy is "determined protector".

Willy is generally used as a boy's name.

It consists of 5 letters and 2 syllables and is pronounced Wi-lly.

The Given Name Willy

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

Willy is a name with authenticness.

An auspicious name, it is one that will be admired.

Willy has no variant spellings.

Some famous bearers of this name include: Willy Alberti, Willy Brandt, and Willy van de Kerkhof.

Willy Popularity

In the U.S. in 2018, it ranked 3,021 in baby name popularity for boys with 39 occurrences. Less than 5 girls were given the name.

In contrast, the year before it ranked 4,084 in baby name popularity for boys with 26 occurrences. Less than 5 girls were given the name.

The trend's your friend. See how Willy has changed in popularity since 1880 by visiting the Willy Name Popularity Page.

Willy Related Names

Willy is a diminutive of William.

Famous Willys

  • Willy Alberti ~ Musician
  • Willy Brandt ~ German Chancellor (1969-1974), Nobel Prize for Peace 1971
  • Willy van de Kerkhof ~ Soccer Player
  • Willy Wonka ~ Charlie and the Chocolate Factory; Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator character

Willy Numerology

What will your new littleWilly be like?

It may all be in the numbers.

The numbers that make up your child's name.

Numerology may give you some insight.

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Willy Name Fun

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

Then just follow the diagram below.

Be creative with the name Willy.

Just for fun, see the name Willy 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 Willy in Nautical Flags page.