Will

Will - A very unique male name



  Jan 22,2019      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Will, meaning resolute protector, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1910 on position #105. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Will and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Will? Our experts and editorial staff have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years -- And on this page you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the name Will. The baby boy name Will was given to 309 baby boys in 2012, ranking #670 on the national boy baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 5,311 baby boys were given this name - making this a very unique male name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Will peaked in popularity 109 years ago in 1910 on position 105.



Famous with this name

Will Poulter
Will Smith
Will Ferrell


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Will is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Will is currently topping the baby name charts in North Dakota at position #232 - and is the least popular in Georgia at position #1,200.

Why care about state specific baby name charts? It could be that a name that is very popular on the national overall charts is less (or even more) popular where you live. So make sure you check out the state specific charts below and find out how popular or unique Will is where you live.


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Will origin and meaning

Will is a 4 letter name with 1 syllables. This name means resolute protector. To see famous people named Will, pop culture references for the name Will and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Will

We've found the following names that sound similar to Will, sorted by popularity.

Willie / Wiley / Wally / Wylie / Willy / Wali / Wilho / Wil / Wael /

Name statistics


Most parents-to-be know if they want a popular or unique name, and with these charts and data tables you can easily get a better understanding of how popular or unique this name is.

With a quick glance you can easily tell if this name is increasing or declining in popularity - But note that its current popularity can actually differ a lot from state to state.

Chart position per year (visualized)



Chart position per state (visualized)



Chart position per year (table view)


Year Rank
2012670
2011677
2010610
2009573
2008586
2007567
2006528
2005488
2004526
2003541
2002555
2001554
2000504
1999508
1998577
1997649
1996625
1995662
1994673
1993631
1992684
1991615
1990604
1989618
1988622
1987604
1986638
1985672
1984625
1983577
1982539
1981571
1980524
1979536
1978560
1977571
1976557
1975546
1974524
1973562
1972600
1971578
1970537
1969568
1968534
1967574
1966539
1965553
1964505
1963528
1962554
1961538
1960541
1959556
1958563
1957528
1956533
1955572
1954529
1953496
1952463
1951470
1950445
1949451
1948431
1947456
1946433
1945419
1944383
1943423
1942402
1941378
1940395
1939360
1938350
1937345
1936358
1935305
1934364
1933348
1932338
1931352
1930345
1929334
1928312
1927325
1926304
1925299
1924297
1923286
1922296
1921284
1920283
1919269
1918277
1917273
1916260
1915250
1914233
1913215
1912204
1911134
1910105

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
North Dakota232
South Dakota251
Wisconsin258
Minnesota259
Idaho302
Nebraska310
Indiana377
Utah384
Iowa395
Alabama465
Ohio496
Massachusetts508
Pennsylvania515
Illinois516
Oregon545
Colorado576
Tennessee598
Michigan612
Kentucky620
California851
North Carolina956
New York988
Texas1023
Washington1046
Florida1078
Georgia1200

Even more about Will


These are some of the common questions you may want to have answered to know if this is the perfect name for your baby.

Is Will a common or unique name?

By analyzing the number of births and frequency of this name we've determined that it's currently a very unique male name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Will?

1 syllables. Why is this important? One of the things that makes a baby name sound good and have a nice rythm is the number of syllables - and especially the number of syllables along with the syllable count for your last name. A simple rule is to avoid having the same number of syllables in your first, middle and last name.

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#
On chart
1910
Peak year
Male


Popularity Score™

Name Will
Gender Male
Popularity 1 in 5,311
Letter count 4
Syllable count 1
Year first discovered 1910
2012 births +309

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