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Willy

First Name
4k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
893
in the U.S.
in 2010
Girls
Boys

Meaning and Origin

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

Origin and Meaning of Willy

User Submitted Origins

German
43%
English
32%
Indonesian
21%
Mexican
4%

User Submitted Meanings

  1. According to a user from the United Kingdom, the name Willy is of German origin and means "Some part of the body".
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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Wil"ly
Senses
  1. A large wicker basket.(Prov. Eng)
  2. [Textile Manuf] Same as 1st Willow, 2.

Etymology: Cf. Willow

Wiktionary
  1. A male given name, diminutive of William.

Willy was also found in the following language(s): Danish, German, Norwegian, Swedish, and Tagalog

Notable Persons Named Willy

Notable Persons Named Willy

Willy Wonka

Willy Wonka is a fictional character.

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Willy Brandt

Willy Brandt was a Chancellor of West Germany, Vice-Chancellor of West Germany, Minister for Foreign Affairs, Governing Mayor of West Berlin, Chancellor of Germany, Vice-Chancellor of Germany, Minister for Foreign Affairs (Germany), and Governing Mayor of Berlin. Willy was born on December 18th, 1913 in Free City of Lübeck. He breathed his last breath on October 8th, 1992.

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Willy Caballero

Willy Caballero is a soccer player for the Manchester City F.C., Boca Juniors, Elche CF, Arsenal de Sarandí, Málaga CF, and Argentina national under-20 football team. Willy was born on September 28th, 1981 in Santa Elena, Argentina.

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Willy William

Willy William is a dance, mix, and dance music disc jockey, record producer, singing, and songwriter. His most notable accomplishments were from 2003 to present. Willy was born in Jamaica.

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Willy Boly

Willy Boly is a soccer player for the S.C. Braga, Clairefontaine (football), AJ Auxerre, France national under-16 football team, and France national under-17 football team. Willy was born on February 3rd, 1991 in Melun, France.

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Willy DeVille

Willy DeVille was an americana (music), rock music, soul music, rhythm, blues, cajun music, music of latin america, cabaret, mariachi, louisiana creole french, doo-wop, and country music singer-songwriter. He plays Guitar, Harmonica, Dobro, Flute, and Vocals. He was most active from 1968 to 2009. Willy was given the name William Paul Borsey Jr. on August 25th, 1950 in Stamford, Connecticut, USA. He breathed his last breath on August 6th, 2009.

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  • Willy Moon
    Musician
  • Willy Sagnol
    Soccer Player
  • Willy Aubameyang
    Soccer Player
  • Willy T. Ribbs
    Nascar Driver
  • Willy Mason
    Musician
  • Willy van de Kerkhof
    Soccer Player
  • Willy Ley
    Science Writer
  • Willy Stöwer
  • Willy Pogany
    Artist
  • Willeke Alberti
    Singing
  • Willy Chirino
    Singer-songwriter
  • Willy Rohr
  • Willy Paul
    Gospel Singer
  • Willy Claes
    Leader of the Party of European Socialists

Notable Persons With the Last Name Willy

Notable Persons With the Last Name Willy

Chilly Willy

Chilly Willy is a fictional character.

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Drew Willy

Drew Willy is a football player for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers. Drew was born on November 13th, 1986 in Randolph, New Jersey.

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Nikita Willy

Nikita Willy is a pop music actress, singer, bodybuilder, fitness model, mixed martial artists, actor, singing, bodybuilding, and mixed martial arts. She plays Human voice. Her most notable accomplishments were from 2001 to present. Nikita was given the name Nikita Purnama Willy on June 29th, 1994 in Jakarta.

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Willy

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Theophilus Albert Willy

Theophilus Albert Willy was a Wisconsin State Assembly. Theophilus was born on April 16th, 1845 in Somerset. Theophilus is also known as Willy and T. A.. He left this life in 1916.

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William Willy

William was born in 1703. He passed away in 1765.

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Common last names for Willy

  • Schmidt
  • Mueller
  • Hansen
  • Nielsen
  • Jensen
  • Wolf

Common first names for Willy

  • George
  • John
  • Mary
  • James
  • Betty

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Willy U.S.
  White 77.83% 64.26%
  African American 6.83% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 8.06% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 1.23% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.23% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 4.82% 16.26%

Of Last Name Willy

People with the last name Willy are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Willy

  • How Popular is the name Willy? Willy is the 4,570th most popular name of all time. As a last name Willy was the 27,110th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Willy have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 3,883 babies born with the first name Willy in the United States. That's more than enough people named Willy to occupy the territory of Falkland Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 3,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Willy? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1884 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Willy first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Willy is Wednesday, December 16th, 1868.
  • What year had the most people named Willy born? The highest recorded use of the first name Willy was in 1993 with a total of 69 babies.
  • Random Willy Factoid: According to the 2015 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Willy is not a popular baby boy's name in New York. Imagine that, only 10 babies in New York have the same name in 2015.
  • Weird things about the name Willy: The name spelled backwards is Ylliw. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Wliyl. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Willy? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 893 people with the last name Willy.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Willy? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Willy as their last name since less than 1 person in 333k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!
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