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Gender: M Meaning of Will: "resolute protector" Origin of Will: Diminutive of William Will's Popularity in 2014: #763

Will has definitely replaced Bill, not only as a nickname for William but as a stand-alone name as well, partly thanks to England's Prince William, also known as Wills.

Will has a nice old-fashioned, down-home charm, and with recent references such as Will Smith, "Good Will Hunting" and "Will and Grace," it has taken on an air of understated cool.

Most celebrities known as Will were christened William--Shakespeare, of course, legendary humorist Rogers, cartoonist Eisner and actor Arnett--but others were not. Will Smith was born Willard and Will Ferrell was originally John William.

A key character on "Glee" is Will Schuester.

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Famous People Named Will

Willard "Will" Smith, American actor
John William "Will" Ferrell - Stage name of an American comedian and actor
William Emerson "Will" Arnett, American actor
William Rankin "Will" Patton, American actor
Will Klein, son on TLC's "The Little Couple"
Will Darbyshire, YouTube star, filmmaker
Orville Willis "Will" Forte IV-American actor, comedian, writer, producer and voice actor

Pop Culture References for the Name Will

Will, character in Divergent trilogy
Will Parry, character in His Dark Materials trilogy
Will Truman, character in Will and Grace
Wilhelmina/Wilma "Will" Vandom - the Guardian of Quintessence in "W.I.T.C.H", a comic book series and animated series
Will 'William' Herondale, character in the Infernal Devices series by Cassandra Clare
Will Solace, character in the 'Heroes of Olympus' series (Rick Riordan)
Will Treaty, main character in Australian author John Flanagan's book series "Ranger's Apprentice"
Will Tippin, character on TV's Alias
Will Grayson from John Green and David Levithan's Will Grayson, Will Grayson

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