Willard

Willard - A very unique male name



  Jul 20,2019      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Willard, meaning resolutely brave, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1910 on position #126. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Willard and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Willard? 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 Willard. The baby boy name Willard was given to 6 baby boys in 2011, ranking #3758 on the national boy baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 275,540 baby boys were given this name - making this a very unique male name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Willard peaked in popularity 104 years ago in 1915 on position 58.



Famous with this name

Willard Huyck
Willard Robertson
Fred Willard


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Willard is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Willard is currently topping the baby name charts in California at position #2,509 - and is the least popular in California at position #2,509.

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 Willard is where you live.


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Willard origin and meaning

Willard is a 7 letter name with 2 syllables. This name means resolutely brave. To see famous people named Willard, pop culture references for the name Willard and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Willard

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

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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
20113758
20082630
20064288
20042974
20032200
20022026
20013910
20002175
19992509
19972109
19962194
19951467
19942354
19931704
19921319
19911963
19901638
19891290
19881275
1987918
1986973
19851064
1984980
1983744
1982814
1981841
1980708
1979689
1978649
1977638
1976645
1975535
1974576
1973560
1972479
1971477
1970441
1969448
1968416
1967384
1966384
1965381
1964374
1963353
1962374
1961349
1960336
1959328
1958318
1957299
1956290
1955260
1954270
1953248
1952235
1951243
1950220
1949209
1948207
1947197
1946177
1945173
1944168
1943159
1942159
1941159
1940151
1939147
1938148
1937134
1936137
1935132
1934136
1933130
1932126
1931122
1930117
1929114
1928113
1927106
1926100
192597
192497
192392
192290
192189
192088
191987
191883
191780
191669
191558
191492
191398
1912104
1911110
1910126

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
California2509

Even more about Willard


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 Willard 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 Willard?

2 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
1915
Peak year
Male


Popularity Score™

Name Willard
Gender Male
Popularity 1 in 275,540
Letter count 7
Syllable count 2
Year first discovered 1910
2011 births +6

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