Type Surname (from given name)
Usage English
Pronounced Pron. WIL-is  [key·IPA]

Meaning & History

Derived from the given name William. A famous bearer of this surname is actor Bruce Willis (1955-).

Related Names

Other Languages & CulturesWillems, Willemse, Willemsen, Wilms(Dutch) Guillaume, Guillot(French) Vilhjálmsson(Icelandic) Fitzwilliam, Mac Uileagóid, McElligott(Irish) Lemmi(Italian) MacWilliam, McWilliam(Scottish)
Given Name DescendantWillis(English)


Entry updated July 27, 2015