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Willis

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Meaning: Variant of Will

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Popularity Over Time: How Many Boys Have Been Named Willis

This chart illustrates how many Boys were named Willis in the U.S. since 1880.

A few facts about the boy's name Willis:

  • Records indicate that 49,875 boys in the United States have been named Willis since 1880.

  • The greatest number of people were given this name in 1924, when 1,261 people in the U.S. were given the name Willis. Those people are now 95 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 Willis

    33% Approval Rating
    Based on the comments submitted below
      1 Positive Comment

  • "I called my son Willis . He is now 3. People think it?s cool." Nov. 10, 2019: Report as inappropriate

      2 Negative Comments

  • "This was my aunt's name -- afte the infamous Wallis Simpson -- and she totally hated it. She said the only good thing about it was that when she went for interviews, the HR person was always taken aback because they expected a man from the resume name. Since she worked in predominantly male-dominated field, she felt that helped a little. At home or socially, however, she always went by her middle name, which was Carol." Mar. 23, 2016: Report as inappropriate

  • "This is my husband's name although he goes by Will. Whenever I think of Willis, I think of the line from the TV show, Different Strokes - "Watchoo talkin' 'bout, Willis?" My husband said he was teased alot in school with people saying this to him. Love my husband and love the name Will, but I am no fan of Willis." Jun. 20, 2009: Report as inappropriate

      1 Neutral Comment

  • "Looks a bit like the first name of Wallis Simpson, the American divorcee for whom King Edward VIII gave up the English throne in 1936 after just a few months." Dec. 24, 2008: Report as inappropriate



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