Will: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Will

Will

Pronunciation: WIL (key)

Origin of the name William:

From the Old Norman French Willaume, which is derived from the Old High German Willehelm, a compound name composed from the elements willeo (will, determination) and helm (protection, helmet): hence, "resolute protector." William is the most popular name introduced to England by the Normans. It was borne by William the Conqueror (1027? - 87), who invaded England and defeated Harald at the Battle of Hastings, and by three other kings of England.

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Will Smith, American actor and musician.
Will Ferrell, American comedian and actor.
Will Rogers, American cowboy, vaudeville performer and humorist.
Will.i.am, American rapper, musician and music producer.
Will Self, English author and journalist.
Will Steger, American polar adventurer and environmentalist.
Wil Wheaton, American actor and writer.
Will Arnett, Canadian comedian and actor.
Will Eisner, American comic book writer and artist.

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Will Scarlet, one of Robin Hood's Merry Men.
Will Grayson, Will Grayson, novel written by John Green and David Levithan.
Will & Grace, American television sitcom.
Will Robinson, character from the 60's TV series Lost in Space. Best remembered as the subject of the catch phrase "Danger, Will Robinson."
Will (William) Herondale, a main character in Cassandra Clare's book series "The Infernal Devices"

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