Namesakes

Fictional Characters from Books: 1 character
Willy Wonka   1964; 1972   Charlie and the Chocolate Factory; Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator  
German Chancellors and Presidents: 1 chancellor
(chancellor) Willy Brandt   1969-1974  
Nobel Prize Winners: 1 peace
(peace) Willy Brandt   1971  
Notable Artists: 1 cartoonist
Willy Vandersteen   1913-1990  
Notable Athletes: 2 soccer, 1 basketball
(soccer) Willy van der Kuijlen   1946-2021  
(soccer) Willy van de Kerkhof   1951-  
(basketball) Willy Hernangómez   1994-  
Notable Musicians: 1 singer
Willy Alberti   1926-1985     
Notable Politicians and Statespeople: 1 politician
Frans Weisglas (a.k.a. Willy)   1946-  
Notable Writers: 1 author
Willy Vandersteen   1913-1990  
Olympic Medalists: 2 silver, 1 bronze, 1 silver/gold
(silver) Wilhelm Lützow (a.k.a. Willy)   1912   swimming - 200 m breaststroke  
(silver) Wilhelm Schärer (a.k.a. Willy)   1924   1500 m  
(silver/gold) Willemyntje den Ouden (a.k.a. Willy)   1932; 1936   swimming - 100 m freestyle; swimming - 4x100 m freestyle relay  
(bronze) Willy Gysi   1936   handball  
Other Leaders: 2 presidents
President Willy Spühler   1963; 1968   Switzerland  
President Willi Ritschard (a.k.a. Willy)   1978   Switzerland  
Title Characters: 2 songs, 1 film/musical
(song) Willy   1972   Little Willy  
(song) Willie (a.k.a. Willy)   1985   Willie the Wimp  
(film/musical) Willy Wonka   1971; 2004   Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory; Willy Wonka; Willy Wonka Junior