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In the Netherlands this name can also be a name for a girl. When it is a girl's name, it is a short/pet form of Wilhelmina (female and Dutch/German version of William).
― Anonymous User  11/22/2005
Actor Will Smith is a famous bearer. I think this is so much nicer for William than Bill.
― Anonymous User  12/19/2005
"Good Will Hunting" is a film from 1997 with Matt Damon in the part of Will.
― Anonymous User  12/20/2005
Will is the name of the lead character in the Nick Hornby novel "About a Boy", played by Hugh Grant in the film.
― Anonymous User  12/21/2005
Will Ferrell is a comedian/actor who first established himself as a cast member of Saturday Night Live.
― Anonymous User  1/23/2006
Another famous person with this name is the English singer Will Young. Lots of people get him confused with Gareth Gates, because they were both on Pop Idol.
FairyGirl  9/14/2006
Will is one of the main characters in Pirates of the Caribbean.
bellaboo  10/3/2006
Will is one of the main characters in His Dark Materials book trilogy.
scarletquillraven  2/20/2007
Cool and handsome name for a boy.
Jasmine  3/16/2007
By chance, this name has a meaning unrelated to its origin. The English word "Will" as in personal determination and desire gives it a strong and assertive connotation adding to its masculinity.
SerenitySong  3/17/2007
Can be used to describe someone of extreme determination. One of my friends is called "[insert my hometown's name here] Will", even though he is named Eric, because he has such fierce determination when he sets his mind to something.
Writer_13  4/8/2007
I knew a guy named Will, but it wasn't short for William, it was just Will. I like it better than William.
― Anonymous User  5/3/2007
Will can also be used for girls as a short form of Wilma, Willa, Wilhelmina or Wilhelmine.
Nerd  5/30/2007
In the comics/book/TV show WITCH, Will is short for Wilhelmina or Wilma.
bibi66  6/13/2007
I'm always suspicious of Will's which is a shame 'cos it's a real nice name.
xJDx  8/9/2007
A much better nickname for William than Bill or Billy. I can't stand those two. However, I find William itself dreadfully boring. It would be nice to hear this to be short for something else for a change. In Will Smith's case, it's short for Willard, which seems hard to imagine.
slight night shiver  5/13/2008
I like Will better than the other versions. For one thing, William is kind of awkward to say. Bill and Billy just sound gross, and Willie sounds like the name of a toddler or makes me think of Willie Loomis (Barnabas' Collins servant on the old soap Dark Shadows). Will however is shorter and less painful to the ears. I used to hate all versions of this name, but Will is starting to really grow on me.
yohevid  9/24/2008
The comments for this name surprise me. Though I have truly favored every William/Will I have ever met and have found them to be very charming with attractive personalities, they turn out to be deceitful and untrustworthy, a bit roguish, not at all wholesome. But I'm especially surprised that everyone hates the nickname Billy, I love it! I called my uncle "Billy" all through my childhood and still do even though he's going by Will now, the other William I'm close to goes by Billy as well.
― Anonymous User  1/15/2009
Will Scarlett is a character in Robin Hood.
Fencer  1/20/2009
Will was one of the main characters on the TV show "Will & Grace".
emmiix3  5/2/2009
This name is nice. My brother is called William. I LOVE the name Will. It's a very strong and happy name. :)
― Anonymous User  5/14/2009
Will Self is a satirical author.
bathos  5/31/2010
A will-o'-the-wisp (also called will-o'-wisp, corpse candle, jack-o'-lantern, friar's lantern, hinkypunk, and wisp) is a ghostly light which is sometimes seen at night or twilight over bogs, swamps, and marshes. It is said to resemble a flickering lamp and is sometimes said to recede if approached. Much folklore surrounds the phenomenon.

Folklore is pretty cool :)
― Anonymous User  6/3/2010
I know an 8-year-old boy named Will, so I guess I think of him and his personality when I hear this name. I like it; William sounds nice but a bit too formal. Will and Willie are nice nicknames.
Joy12  4/22/2011
Famous bearer: William "Will" Robinson from Lost In Space.
Whitewolf513  2/28/2012
William "Will" Champion is a member of the band Coldplay.
Oohvintage  8/9/2013
Indycar racer Will Power.

Most notable for nearly getting the Indycar championship three times from 2010 to 2012 but missing it by less than 50 points.
zyr  10/27/2013
William Jack "Will" Poulter is an English actor, notable for his role as Eustace Scrubb in The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader.
― Anonymous User  11/22/2014
The name Will was given to 274 boys born in the US in 2016.
More than 99.9 percent of people with the first name Will are male.
― Anonymous User  6/7/2017
Will Yun Lee is an American actor and martial artist. He is best known for his roles as Danny Woo in the supernatural drama series Witchblade and Jae Kim in the science fiction drama series Bionic Woman. Lee has also portrayed notable roles in the films Die Another Day, Elektra, and The Wolverine.
lilolaf  7/29/2017
There is a very talented graphic designer, videographer and YouTube creator called Will Urbina, though he frequently gets bullied by people calling him a gentrifier.
― Anonymous User  8/13/2017

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