Willis: baby boy name meaning and popularity


A diminutive of William, which is comprised of Germanic elements meaning "will" and "protection." So when you're locked into a battle of wills with little Willis, bring your A-game ... and your armor.


Will, Wills, Willie.

Famous people named Willis:

Nobel Prize winner Willis Lamb, Jr.; actor Willis Bouchey; botanist Willis Jepson; basketball player Willis Reed, Jr.; football player Willis McGahee III.

Fun fact:

The inventor of air conditioning - and the man we all need to thank repeatedly every summer - was Willis Haviland Carrier.

More Inspiration:

21 Underrated Boy Names From The 1880s, Double The Fun: Boy Names With Double Letters,