Name
WILL

Name WILL

Between 1880 and 2022 there were 47,566 births of Will in the countries below, which represents an average of 335 births of children bearing the first name Will per year on average throughout this period.
On the last available year for each country, we count 247 births.

Other languages  :  
En Français Prénom Will   
In Italiano Nome Will   


Information about the first name Will

The first name Will is listed in our categories :The first name Will has been assigned to:
99.54% to boys
0.46% to girls
The country where the first name Will is the most common is:
US United State of America
This first name is on trend: Male
This first name has 4 letters including 1 vowel and 3 consonants

Will in Japanese *

Romajiwiru
Katakanaウィル
Hiraganaうぃる
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Will in sign language

Will in binary language

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Origin and meaning of name Will

US English
Etymology src :
  • Shortened from William or, less often, from other given names beginning with Wil-, such as Wilfred or Willard.
Etymology src :
  • From Middle English willen, wullen, wollen, from Old English willan (“to want”), from Proto-West Germanic *willjan, from Proto-Germanic *wiljaną, from Proto-Indo-European *welh₁- (“to choose, wish”).
  • Cognate with Dutch willen, Low German willen, German wollen, Swedish and Norwegian Nynorsk vilja, Norwegian Bokmål ville, Latin velle (“wish”, verb) and Albanian vel (“to satisfy, be stuffed”). The verb is not always distinguishable from Etymology 3, below.
Etymology src :
  • From Middle English wille, from Old English willa (compare verb willian), from Proto-Germanic *wiljô (“desire, will”), from Proto-Indo-European *welh₁- (“to choose, wish”). Cognate with Dutch wil, German Wille, Swedish vilja, Norwegian vilje.
Etymology src :
  • From Middle English willen, from Old English willian (“to will”), from Proto-West Germanic *willjōn (“to will”), from Proto-Indo-European *welh₁- (“to choose, wish”). Cognate with German Low German willen, German willen. The verb is not always distinguishable from Etymology 1, above.
Etymology (Alternative forms) src :
  • 'll (contraction)
  • vill, weel (pronunciation spelling)
  • wil, wille, woll, wyll (obsolete)
Etymology (Alternative forms) src :
  • wille (obsolete)
Etymology (Verb) src :
  • will (third-person singular simple present wills, present participle willing, simple past and past participle willed or (rare) would)
  • (transitive, intransitive) To instruct (that something be done) in one's will. [from 9th c.]
  • (transitive) To bequeath (something) to someone in one's will (legal document). [from 15th c.]
  • (transitive) To exert one's force of will (intention) in order to compel, or attempt to compel, something to happen or someone to do something. [from 10th c.]
Noun src :
  • Will (plural Wills)
  • (American football) A weak-side linebacker.
Pronunciation src :
  • IPA(key): /wɪl/
  • Homophone: will
  • Rhymes: -ɪl
Pronunciation src :
  • IPA(key): /wɪl/, [wɪɫ]
  • Rhymes: -ɪl
Proper noun src :
  • Will
  • A male given name, a shortening of William; also used as a formal given name.
  • A surname originating as a patronymic.
Noun (See also) src :
  • Sam
Proper noun (Derived terms) src :
  • Will County
Proper noun (Related terms) src :
Polish
Noun src :
  • will f
  • genitive plural of willa
Pronunciation src :
  • IPA(key): /vill/
  • Rhymes: -ill
  • Syllabification: will
DE German
Pronunciation src :
  • IPA(key): /vɪl/
Verb src :
  • will
  • first/third-person singular present of wollen
 

Popularity of the name Will

Number of WILL births per year

Total births of Will by country

Births with the first name Will
Country
Boys
Girls
USUnited State of America
1880 - 2022
40,640
218
GBUnited Kingdom
1996 - 2021
3,138
0
BRBrazil
1930 - 2022
980
0
FRFrance
1900 - 2022
521
0
AUAustralia
1930 - 2022
460
0
IEIreland
1964 - 2022
377
0
NZNew Zealand
1900 - 2022
343
0
ONOntario
1913 - 2019
246
0
ABAlberta
1980 - 2022
184
0
BEBelgium
1995 - 2022
149
0
QCQuebec
1980 - 2022
114
0
BCBritish Columbia
1919 - 2022
89
0
CHSwitzerland
1909 - 2021
31
0
CLChili
2010 - 2021
23
0
SESweden
1998 - 2022
18
0
DEGermany
2000 - 2022
17
0
DKDenmark
1985 - 2022
6
0
ATAustria
1984 - 2021
5
0
ITItaly
1999 - 2021
5
0
CZCzechoslovakia
1900 - 2016
2
0

Total births of Will by country (last available year)

Births with the first name Will
Country
Boys
Girls
USUnited State of America
2022
127
0
FRFrance
2022
33
0
BEBelgium
2022
20
0
GBUnited Kingdom
2021
18
0
IEIreland
2022
12
0
QCQuebec
2022
11
0
NZNew Zealand
2022
11
0
CLChili
2021
6
0
CHSwitzerland
2021
5
0
ABAlberta
2022
4
0

Comments on the name Will

Personalities with the first name Will

There are 152 personalities with the first name Will


Will Smith
(Willard Carroll Smith Ii) src

United states of america
Actor Singer Film producer


Will Ferrell
(John William Ferrell) src

United states of america
Voice actor Film producer Television actor Film actor Screenwriter Writer Comedian Television producer Character actor


Will Rogers
src

United states of america
Screenwriter Politician Journalist Stage actor Film producer Film actor


Will Eisner
src

United states of america
Screenwriter Writer Illustrator Comics artist Painter Publisher Novelist Comics writer Drawer


Will Sasso
src

Canada United states of america
Comedian Television actor Film actor


Will Patton
(William Rankin Patton) src

United states of america
Actor Television actor Film actor Audiobook narrator


Will Grigg
(William Donald Grigg) src

United kingdom
Association football player


Will Keane
(William David Keane) src

Republic of ireland United kingdom
Association football player


Will Forte
src

United states of america
Screenwriter Actor Showrunner Voice actor Film producer Television actor Film actor


Will Robson Emilio Andrade
src

Brazil
Association football player



There are more than 10 personalities with the first name Will
Full list of personalities with the first name Will

Film Actors and Actresses with the first name Will

There are 2769 actors and actresses with the first name Will
Will Verchere-Gopaulsingh
Will Landis
Will Swyers
Will Snow Iv
Will Shadley
Will Redmond
Will Fitz
Will Dunn
Will Osborn
Will Steckman
Will Copeland
Will Lasley
Will Poulter
Will Peters
Will M. Scanland
Will Merrick
Will Reeve
Will Cuddy
Will Shephard
Will Harrow
Will Gilmore
Will Ferrara
Will Bowes
Will Howes
Will Moore
Will Jeziorski
Will Devokees
Will Payne
Will Love
Will K. Carey

There are more than 30 actors and actresses with the first name Will
The full list of actors and actresses with the first name Will

Rankings of first name WILL by country

Country ranking (boys)
RankCountryYear
#355IE Ireland2022
#404QC Quebec2022
#412NZ New Zealand2022
#507BE Belgium2022
#640CL Chili2021
#895AB Alberta2022
#1153US United State of America2022
#1157FR France2022
#1236CH Switzerland2021
#1422GB United Kingdom2021
Country ranking (girls)
RankCountryYear
No ranking of first name WILL (female) births over the last year available in each country