Popularity:5721
Origin:French
Other Origin(s):Swedish
Meaning:Battle fortress; Will; Desire; Famous; Bright
Villard is a boy's name of French origin, meaning "battle fortress." The name is most commonly a surname and best associated with the great French postimpressionist Jean-Édouard Villard. Born in 1868, Monsieur Villard spent almost a decade as a prominent member of the avant-garde artistic group Les Nabis. Sweden has also been credited with bringing Villard into the world as a boy's name, meaning "will," "desire," "bright," and "famous." Your little bundle of joy will surely desire the less famous Swedish meaning, given its much brighter outlook.
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