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

Meaning & History

Means "son of Will". A famous bearer was the American president Woodrow Wilson (1856-1924).

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 DescendantWilson(English)


Entry updated April 5, 2022