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Will

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How popular is the baby name Will in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1880 588 0 588 #27 boy name
1881 557 7 550 #26 boy name
1882 673 7 666 #25 boy name
1883 581 5 576 #29 boy name
1884 650 0 650 #28 boy name
1885 630 5 625 #27 boy name
1886 648 6 642 #27 boy name
1887 570 9 561 #30 boy name
1888 712 5 707 #28 boy name
1889 637 6 631 #30 boy name
1890 613 0 613 #30 boy name
1891 525 5 520 #34 boy name
1892 614 7 607 #34 boy name
1893 538 0 538 #37 boy name
1894 559 0 559 #39 boy name
1895 491 6 485 #44 boy name
1896 508 0 508 #44 boy name
1897 498 7 491 #44 boy name
1898 483 8 475 #48 boy name
1899 414 0 414 #48 boy name
1900 615 12 603 #43 boy name
1901 371 7 364 #53 boy name
1902 367 8 359 #64 boy name
1903 293 0 293 #74 boy name
1904 294 7 287 #81 boy name
1905 295 9 286 #85 boy name
1906 260 7 253 #92 boy name
1907 260 0 260 #96 boy name
1908 286 12 274 #96 boy name
1909 275 8 267 #99 boy name
1910 290 12 278
1911 235 5 230
1912 264 8 256
1913 291 11 280
1914 340 21 319
1915 381 19 362
1916 378 16 362
1917 360 21 339
1918 385 22 363
1919 396 23 373
1920 383 14 369
1921 390 18 372
1922 382 24 358
1923 388 17 371
1924 362 9 353
1925 385 18 367
1926 356 23 333
1927 314 14 300
1928 342 19 323
1929 291 14 277
1930 271 12 259
1931 248 11 237
1932 253 11 242
1933 232 9 223
1934 225 10 215
1935 312 6 306
1936 248 13 235
1937 243 14 229
1938 241 10 231
1939 234 8 226
1940 214 5 209
1941 232 6 226
1942 230 9 221
1943 214 9 205
1944 241 6 235
1945 191 0 191
1946 207 0 207
1947 215 6 209
1948 237 0 237
1949 220 0 220
1950 229 6 223
1951 199 6 193
1952 212 0 212
1953 206 0 206
1954 216 9 207
1955 158 0 158
1956 192 0 192
1957 225 6 219
1958 182 0 182
1959 205 0 205
1960 226 0 226
1961 223 0 223
1962 202 0 202
1963 241 0 241
1964 236 0 236
1965 196 0 196
1966 206 0 206
1967 167 0 167
1968 214 0 214
1969 192 0 192
1970 231 0 231
1971 208 0 208
1972 184 0 184
1973 207 0 207
1974 224 0 224
1975 224 0 224
1976 223 0 223
1977 225 0 225
1978 238 5 233
1979 273 0 273
1980 270 0 270
1981 233 0 233
1982 262 0 262
1983 223 0 223
1984 205 0 205
1985 201 0 201
1986 204 0 204
1987 233 0 233
1988 241 0 241
1989 277 0 277
1990 289 0 289
1991 295 0 295
1992 252 0 252
1993 268 0 268
1994 247 0 247
1995 266 0 266
1996 280 0 280
1997 268 0 268
1998 339 0 339
1999 422 0 422
2000 447 0 447
2001 388 0 388
2002 403 0 403
2003 433 0 433
2004 452 0 452
2005 503 0 503
2006 473 0 473
2007 457 0 457
2008 432 0 432
2009 457 0 457
2010 396 0 396
2011 357 0 357
2012 352 0 352
2013 313 0 313
2014 311 0 311
2015 268 0 268

Want to know about the popularity of the Will baby name? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 44,507 babies born with the name Will in the United States. That's more than enough Wills to occupy the territory of Turks and Caicos Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 44,493 (as of July 1, 2012). The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given to 588 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Will" was in 1888 with a total of 707 babies.

According to the 1911 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Will" ranks #33 in popularity as a baby boy's name in Mississippi. Imagine that, 40 babies in Mississippi have the same name as you in 1911. Across the entire United States a total of 235 babies also bear the same first name during the same year.

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Will" mean? The list below shows the origins of Will as well as things modernly associated with the name Will such as celebrities named Will.

Origin and Meaning of Will

The name "Will" is of English origin, and it means "Strong-willed Warrior". It's a name commonly given to both boys and girls.

Will Smith

Will Smith is an actor, producer, rapper, and songwriter with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1985 to present. Will was born in 1968 as Willard Carroll Smith, Jr. in West Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.

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Will Ferrell

Will Ferrell is an actor, comedian, producer, and writer with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1995 to present. Will was born in 1968 as John William Ferrell in Irvine, California, U.S.

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Will Forte

Will Forte is an actor, comedian, writer, and producer with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1997 to present. Will was born in 1970 as Orville Willis Forte IV in Alameda County, California, United States.

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Will i Am

Will was born in 1975.

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Will Friedle

Will Friedle is an actor and voice actor with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1988 to present. Will was born in 1976 as William Alan Friedle in Hartford, Connecticut, U.S.

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Will Estes

Will Estes is an actor with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1984 to present. Will was born in 1978 as William Estes Nipper in Los Angeles, California, U.S.

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Other Inspirations for the Name Will

Will And Grace
Will Poulter
Will Arnett
Will Curry
Will Hayden

Alternative Meanings

W is for wisdom, you acquire with age.

I is for ideas, that you bring to life.

L is for luxury, the luxury of your smile.

L is for lucky, who is more?

Your name in reverse order is "Lliw". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Llwi". How do you pronounce that?

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Past life for Will born May 8, 1982

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I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Germany approximately on 1575. Your profession was teacher, mathematician, and geologist.

As an inquisitive and inventive person, you liked to get to the very bottom of things and to rummage in books. Talent for drama, natural born actor. The world is full of ill and lonely people. You should help those, who are less fortunate than you are.

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