Willson name meaning

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

Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Willson

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From Will (“short form of the given name William”) +‎ -son. A less common variant of Wilson.

  1. A patronymic surname​.

Notable Persons Named Willson

Notable Persons Named Willson

Willson Joseph

Willson Joseph is an actor, film actor, and serial actor. He has been prominent since 2010. Willson was given the name Siju Wilson on November 22nd, 1984 in Aluva. Willson is also known as Siju Wilson.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Willson

Notable Persons With the Last Name Willson

Meredith Willson

Meredith Willson was a composer, conductor, playwright, and conducting. Meredith was given the name Robert Meredith Willson on May 18th, 1902 in Mason City, Iowa. He passed away on June 15th, 1984.

Luke Willson

Luke Willson is an athlete for the Seattle Seahawks. His most notable accomplishments were from 2013 to present. Luke was born on January 15th, 1990 in LaSalle, Ontario.

Quentin Willson

Quentin Willson is a television presenter, author, journalist, and broadcaster. Quentin was born on July 23rd, 1957 in Leicester.

Paul Willson

Paul Willson is an actor. He has had major accomplishments since 1970. Paul was given the name Paul Lee Willson on December 25th, 1945 in Fairmont, Minnesota, U.S.

Laurel Rose Willson

Laurel Rose Willson was an author. Laurel was born on August 18th, 1941 in Washington state. Laurel is also known as Lauren Stratford and Laura Grabowski. She died on April 8th, 2002.

Michael Willson

Michael was born on October 29th, 1963.

  • Augustus E. Willson
    Governor of Kentucky
  • Mary Ann Willson
  • Russell Willson
  • Withered Hand
  • David Willson
  • Lester Sebastion Willson
  • Dixie Willson
  • Fred Fielding Willson
  • Byron Forceythe Willson
  • Edward James Willson
  • Don Willson
    Hockey Player
  • Simon Willson
  • Hiram V. Willson

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Willson U.S.
  White 85.67% 64.26%
  African American 8.09% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.68% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.91% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.64% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 3.01% 16.26%

Of Last Name Willson

People with the last name Willson are most frequently White

Entire United States

Fun Facts about the name Willson

  • How Popular is the name Willson? Willson is the 21,712th most popular name of all time. As a last name Willson was the 3,679th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Willson have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 320 babies born with the first name Willson in the United States. That's more than enough people named Willson to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Willson? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1914 when it was given as a first name to 8 new born babies.
  • When was Willson first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Willson is Wednesday, November 23rd, 1881.
  • What year had the most people named Willson born? The highest recorded use of the first name Willson was in 2014 with a total of 14 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Willson: The name spelled backwards is Noslliw. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Snlowil. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Willson? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 9,659 people with the last name Willson.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Willson? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 3 of them will have Willson as their last name.
  • Willson name meaning

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