Wil name meaning

First Name
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010

Meaning and Origin

What does the name Wil mean? Keep reading to find the user submitted meanings, dictionary definitions, and more.

Origin and Meaning of Wil

User Submitted Origins


User Submitted Meanings

  1. A user from France says the name Wil is of German origin and means "From the Germanic name Willahelm meaning 'will helmet', composed of the elements wil 'will, desire' and helm 'helmet, protection'".
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wil was also found in the following language(s): Afrikaans, Dutch, Old English, Papiamentu, Tok Pisin, and Unami

Notable Persons Named Wil

Notable Persons Named Wil

Wil Wheaton

Wil Wheaton is an actor, writer, blogger, voice actor, and voice acting. He has been prominent since 1980. Wil was given the name Richard William Wheaton III on July 29th, 1972 in Burbank, California, U.S.

Wil Traval

Wil was born on July 9th, 1980 in Victoria, Australia.

Wil Myers

Wil Myers is a baseball player for the San Diego Padres. Wil was born on December 10th, 1990 in Thomasville, North Carolina.

Wil Anderson

Wil Anderson is a television presenter, comedian, and radio host. Wil was born on January 31st, 1974 in Sale, Victoria, Australia.

Wil Trapp

Wil Trapp is a soccer player for the Columbus Crew SC, Akron Zips men's soccer, United States men's national under-18 soccer team, United States men's national under-20 soccer team, and United States men's national under-23 soccer team. Wil was born on January 15th, 1993 in Gahanna, Ohio, United States. Wil is also known as Trapp and William Alexander.

Wil M.P. van der Aalst

Wil M.P. van der Aalst is a in the fields of information system, workflow, petri net, and process mining. Wil was born on January 29th, 1966 in Eersel.

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    Baseball Player
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Notable Persons With the Last Name Wil

Notable Persons With the Last Name Wil

Lil' Wil

Lil' Wil is a hip hop music rapping. His ongoing career started in 2007. Lil' was given the name Wil Martin on March 25th, 1987 in New Orleans. Lil' is also known as MrBustItOpen.


Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Wil U.S.
  White 53.79% 64.26%
  African American 30.34% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 8.28% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 5.52% 16.26%

Of Last Name Wil

People with the last name Wil are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Wil

  • How Popular is the name Wil? Wil is the 10,582nd most popular name of all time. As a last name Wil was the 119,508th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Wil have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 1,049 babies born with the first name Wil in the United States. That's more than enough people named Wil to occupy the territory of Niue (New Zealand) with an estimated population of 1,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Wil? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1953 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Wil first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Wil is Monday, July 15th, 1872.
  • What year had the most people named Wil born? The highest recorded use of the first name Wil was in 2005 with a total of 48 babies.
  • Random Wil Factoid: According to the 1998 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Wil is not a popular baby boy's name in Ohio. Imagine that, only 6 babies in Ohio have the same name in 1998.
  • Weird things about the name Wil: The name spelled backwards is Liw. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Iwl. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Wil? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 145 people with the last name Wil.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Wil? Wil is one of the most unique last names recorded.
  • Wil name meaning

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