Origin:German
Popularity:2243
Meaning:Desiring peace; Determined protector; Helmet, protection
Will, though unassuming, is a beloved title steeped in Old English, Old French, and Germaniac origins. This masculine title comes from William, which means “desiring peace, determined protector,” and “helmet, protection,” but may also stem from names like Wilfred and Willis. Will has been a championing title for almost a millennium, having been introduced to the English language in 1066 by the Norman Conquest. This was led by William the Conqueror, who became King of England after his triumph. Will exudes charm and simplicity, a humble-sounding name that will suit a strong being who is confident yet down-to-earth. Will is a stellar choice if you’d like a name that perfectly blends sophistication with adorableness.

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  • Will Smith
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