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Gender: Male Meaning of Willard: "resolutely brave" Origin of Willard: English from German

The name Willard is a boy's name of English origin meaning "resolutely brave". Willard and is often added to lists like Names That Mean Strong, Brave or Powerful and discussed in our forums with posts like "Caf [8]".

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Unfortunate identification with an army of rats in the movie of the same name.

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Famous People Named Willard

Willard Carroll "Will" Smith Jr., American actor and rapper
(Willard) Mitt Romney, American politician and businessman
Willard Richards, American Mormon leader
(Josiah) Willard Gibbs, American chemist
Willard Frank Libby, American physical chemist
Willard Sterling Boyle, Canadian physicist and Nobel Prize winner
Willard Herman Scott, Jr., American actor
Willard Van Orman Quine, American philosopher and logician
Willard Huyck, American screenwriter and director
John Willard "Bill" Marriott, founder of Marriott International
Willard Ford (b. 1969), son of actor Harrison Ford
Willard Carroll "Trey" Smith III (b. 1992), son of actor Will Smith

Pop Culture References for the name Willard

Willard Stiles, main character in 1971 film "Willard"
Willard "Will" Wright, character in "Umineko: When They Cry" video game series
Willard Whyte, character in James Bond movie "Diamonds Are Forever"
Willard Decker, character in the Star Trek series
Willard Young, character in movie "Paradise"
Willard Hewitt, character in movie "Footloose"