Surname statistics for Wills

We don't have any stats on how common this name is. This is probably because it's very rare in the UK.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)010400.0000
United Kingdom (1881 census)89534690.030299
Change since 1881
Other Countries
United States2803611430.010104


People with the surname Wills are considerably less likely to be politicians than the average member of the population. When they do become politicians, they are most likely to be elected as Independent.

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Top male forenames

David Wills
John Wills
Andrew Wills
Mark Wills
Michael Wills
Paul Wills
Peter Wills
Stephen Wills
Robert Wills
Simon Wills
Richard Wills
Christopher Wills
Alan Wills
James Wills
Anthony Wills
Matthew Wills
Ian Wills
Colin Wills
Timothy Wills
Martin Wills

Top female forenames

Susan Wills
Helen Wills
Jane Wills
Angela Wills
Patricia Wills
Julie Wills
Karen Wills
Lisa Wills
Elaine Wills
Carol Wills
Jennifer Wills
Elizabeth Wills
Victoria Wills
Beverley Wills
Margaret Wills
Gillian Wills
Caroline Wills
Charlotte Wills
Janet Wills
Lucy Wills


  • Total is the total number of people with that surname.
  • Rank is the position in the list of names ordered by total (eg, a rank of 1 means that it's the most common name, and a rank of 10 means it's the tenth most common, etc).
  • Frequency is the percentage of people with that surname.
  • Per million people is the number of people with that surname per million of the population.

All of these are approximate figures, and the current figures especially so. The 1881 census figures are correct for what was recorded on the census, but we don't really know how accurate it was. At least, though the 1881 figures won't change, as it's a snapshot of a point in time. The current figures, by contrast, are variable according to births, deaths, migration and marriages, so the values shown here are only a best approximation to whatever was the case when the underlying data was collated and will not be the same as whatever the values are right now.

'N/A' indicates that we don't have data for this name in that country or time (usually because it's quite uncommon there and our stats don't go down that far). It doesn't mean that there's no-one there with that name at all!

For less common surnames, the figures get progressively less reliable the fewer holders of that name there are. This data is aggregated from several public lists, and some stats are interpolated from known values. The margin of error is well over 100% at the rarest end of the table!

It's possible for a surname to gain in rank and/or total while being less common per million people (or vice versa) as there are now more surnames in the UK as a result of immigration. In mathematical terms, the tail has got longer, with a far larger number of less common surnames.