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Gender: Male Origin of Willis: Diminutive of William Meaning of William: English from German, "resolute protection"

The name Willis is a boy's name . Willis and is often added to lists like Unique Boy Names: Unusual and Rare and discussed in our forums with posts like "Match the Sibsets!".

From the experts:

A common surname almost never used in recent times.

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Popularity

Willis is #1457 on Nameberry

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Pop Culture References for the name Willis

Williss, Williston, Willess, Willes

Comments

heatherelainediamond Says:

2017-05-03T12:53:11

This is my daughter's middle name in honor of my mother's maiden name (Eva Willis). My coming baby will have my husband's mother's maiden name as a middle: Lewis. I love the sound of these and would happily move them into the first name category for girls...Willis is so soft and sweet. Of course, no one (not even my daughter) has yet to agree with me. But to me, Willis is the fresh version of Willow.