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Popularity Over Time: How Many Boys Have Been Named Will
This chart illustrates how many Boys were named Will in the U.S. since 1880.
A few facts about the boy's name Will:
Records indicate that 42,891 boys in the United States have been named Will since 1880.
The greatest number of people were given this name in 1888, when 707 people in the U.S. were given the name Will. Those people are now 132 years old.
So ... how do we know this stuff? Baby Names Hub identifies trends by analyzing vast amounts of data made available by the U.S. government and other public sources. This data, including social security statistics, provides detailed information on baby name popularity and trends in the United States.
Comments about the name Will
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3 Positive Comments
"We just named our son Will. His father, grandfather and great grandfather are all Williams so I thought the nickname Will would set him apart. It's a good, strong name for a boy and I like it better than Bill." Feb. 5, 2012:
"Will Smith the African-American actor rules! The name is much cooler than either Bill or Willie, the first conjuring up dads and grandfathers of today and the second conjuring up men or women of the grandparent or great-grandparent era." Jun. 17, 2008:
"We named one of our sons Will. Great name we think. When he was young I found an old record by Patti Page, " I want to go skating with Willie". It was fun listening to that." Apr. 3, 2008:
2 Neutral Comments
"i've been with my boyfriend will for just over 3 years. any other will i've met has been just as wonderful. funny smart sexy full of life and just a really good person. they say what you name your child sets them up for the rest of there lives. will is a strong impowered name in which to be proud of." Jul. 17, 2009:
"I love my will, we sometimes call him squilliam, or willy wonka. It's a great name." Dec. 23, 2006:
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