Willard

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Old English wil (will) + heard (brave, strong).

Proper noun[edit]

Willard

  1. A patronymic surname​.
  2. A male given name of mostly American usage. Partly transferred back from the surname.
    • 1991 Don DeLillo, Mao II, Viking, ISBN 0670839043, page 144
      The date on the document corresponded to Bill's date of birth, which Scott had seen many times on records and forms, and the name of the child was Willard Skansey Jr. - - - A bank robber's name. Or a tough welterweight of the 1930s with his hair parted in the middle. A bank robber lying low between jobs.