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since 1880
Last Name
145
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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wil was also found in the following language(s): Afrikaans, Dutch, Old English, and Unami

Notable Persons Named Wil

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.

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

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

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

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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.

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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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Notable Persons With the Last Name 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.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1953 5 0 5
1960 5 0 5
1963 10 0 10
1964 5 0 5
1965 6 0 6
1968 6 0 6
1970 12 0 12
1971 7 0 7
1972 8 0 8
1973 7 0 7
1974 6 0 6
1976 5 0 5
1977 6 0 6
1978 5 0 5
1979 7 0 7
1980 7 0 7
1981 6 0 6
1982 6 0 6
1984 10 0 10
1985 11 0 11
1986 15 0 15
1987 15 0 15
1988 30 0 30
1989 26 0 26
1990 30 0 30
1991 26 0 26
1992 33 0 33
1993 24 0 24
1994 30 0 30
1995 29 0 29
1996 29 0 29
1997 25 0 25
1998 44 0 44
1999 42 0 42
2000 40 0 40
2001 36 0 36
2002 27 0 27
2003 47 0 47
2004 38 0 38
2005 48 0 48
2006 40 0 40
2007 38 0 38
2008 25 0 25
2009 19 0 19
2010 25 0 25
2011 15 0 15
2012 15 0 15
2013 18 0 18
2014 12 0 12
2015 19 0 19
2016 19 0 19
2017 13 0 13

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 10,360th 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 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 1,032 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 1996 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Wil is not a popular baby boy's name in Texas. Imagine that, only 6 babies in Texas have the same name as you in 1996.
  • Weird things about the name Wil: Your name in reverse order is Liw. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Wil. 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.

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
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