Wil Origin and Meaning

The name Wil is a boy's name meaning "will".

This spelling pares Will down to the bare minimum — and why not? It is also a Welsh diminutive of William / Wiliam / Gwilym.

Famous People Named Wil

  • Wil WheatonAmerican actor, writer, and blogger
  • William "Wil" TravalAustralian actor
  • San Diego Padres first baseman William "Wil" Myers

Wil in Pop Culture

  • Wil Ohmsfordmain character in Terry Brooks's Shannara book series and 2016 TV series "The Shannara Chronicles"