Origin: Old English
Meaning: “strong desire”
Variations, Nicknames and Sound Alikes:
Bill, Billy, Will, Willie, Willy, Willerd
Phrases you might say or hear someday:
Willard has a funny sense of humor.
You’re doing a great job, Willard.
Willard’s got a tummy ache.
1. Willard Herman Scott, Jr. (b. 1934), American media
personality and author
2. Willard Frank Libby (1908-80), American physical chemist
3. Bill Marriott (1900-85), founder of Marriott hotels
born John Willard Marriott
Willard Middle Names