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This is the real first name of actor/rapper Will Smith.
-- Phoenix Flower  10/1/2005
On Sabrina the Teenage Witch Sabrina's principal is named Willard Craft.
-- amber monkey  5/2/2006
Willard is a beautiful name, it is the name (in my view) of a quiet beautiful genious who gets tormented by everyone else around him. A very nice name indeed.
-- ScarlettMarnieBates  9/20/2006
Willard Dorsett is the father of Sybil Isabel Dorsett, infamous for having the first multiple-personality case to ever be psychoanalyzed.
-- spaz123  8/25/2007
This name is okay, but I personally prefer William. Willard sounds snobby to me for some reason, no offense to any Willards out there.
-- scarletquillraven  10/19/2007
This name sounds quite old-fashioned and a tad pretentious and elitist, and also a bit geeky in a way. This is the real name of Mitt Romney, and people on the blogs Pandagon and Feministe would joke how Mormons always give their chidren such ultra-white names like Willard, which is funny, because this is also the real name of Will Smith. Come to think of it, the name does sound better for white guys, but I would't use it for anyone, especially since Mitt Romney has really ruined it.
-- slight night shiver  5/13/2008
Willard Scott is an American media personality and author best known for his television work on NBC's The Today Show and as the creator of the Ronald McDonald character.
-- Nyx  4/18/2010
Another sort-of-famous bearer is the fictional Willard Tweedy from Nick Park's Chicken Run. :)
-- walesgal92  9/11/2010
This was the main character in the episode/story 'Well'ard Willard' on the British children's TV show 'Grizzly Tales for Gruesome Kids' (based off a book series). He stole the sun by using a telescope and a jar.

Not very famous but there you go.
-- AnastasiaE  9/26/2012
Willard is the first name of Mitt Romney, an American politician and 2012 Presidential candidate.
-- Kelly716  10/3/2012
Actor Harrison Ford has a son named Willard. Willard's siblings are Malcolm, Benjamin, and Georgia.
-- Anonymous User  7/13/2013
The name Willard was given to 47 baby boys born in the US in 2012.
-- Oohvintage  7/20/2013
Could the name not also mean "yard full of willows?" Source:
The Perfect Name for the Perfect Baby: A Magical Method for Finding the...
By Lydia Wilen. (Or google: Willard "yard full of willows")

I find the herbal symbolism of the willow tree also applies to this name.
http://warnell.forestry.uga.edu/SERVICE/LIBRARY/index.php3?docID=129&docHistory%5B%5D=2
http://www.planetgast.net/symbols/plants/plants.html
http://chapelofhopestories.com/2012/02/22/the-tree-of-sorrows/

I named my own son Willard because he was born during the very worst time of my life... and yet, I know God helped me to bear my sorrows, not just once (on one branch or one tree) but over and over again. In fact, he bore them all (hence, the whole yard full).

A famous person of note by the name of Willard is religious leader, Dr. Willard Richards. (He was a Thomsonian herbal doctor, not doctor of religion).
http://rsc.byu.edu/archived/prophets-and-apostles-last-dispensation/6-second-counselors-first-presidency/6e-Willard-ric.
-- Anonymous User  4/4/2014

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