William meaning, origin, history | Meaning of name

Name: William No. of characters: 7 Gender: Boy Origin of William: Old High German
How to pronounce William wi-lliam What does my name mean? Meaning of William: Will, Desire, Resolute Protector, Will-helmet, Will Desire, Valley, Unwavering Protector, Protect

Origin and Meaning

Baby name William is originated from Old Norman French Willaume which is derived from Old High German Willehelm which is compound name composed of elements willeo meaning "will, determination" and helm meaning "protection, helmet", thus the meaning of the name is "resolute protector". During 11th century the name was introduced to England by Normans when William the Conqueror became the first Norman king of England. The early borne of the name is Saint William of Gellone who become a monk and was a cousin of Charlemagne. Other notable bearers of the name are William Wallace, a 13th-century Scottish leader; William Faulkner, an American writer; William Shakespeare, an English poet, playwright and actor and Bill Clinton, 42nd president of the United States.

William was ranked 5 in 2015 boys names list in US and remain unchanged from its previous ranking in 2014. William was ranked 954 in 2015 list of US girls name and dropped by 2.03% from its previous ranking of 935 in 2014.

Full form of William : Warm-Hearted Impressionable Light-Hearted Literary Industrious Accurate Mathematical

William is a very very popular first name for a boy in England & Wales which is popular since 1996 and ranked 10 in 2014. Around 91786 people wear William as their first name. William is a very consistent name over the past 18 years.

William is a very very popular first name for a boy in United States which is popular since 1880 and ranked 5 (0.399018% bearer) in 2015 in US. Around 4087556 people wear William as their first name. William is a rare first name for a girl in United States which is a rare name since 1899 and ranked 5 (0.399018% bearer) in 2015 in US. Only 4087556 people have William as their first name. William is not a native United States and William may be came from another language or is a short form of some other name. 1.143429% of people in US have this given name.

Complete history of William
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Expression number of William is 7.

William likes to research and reason to know the answers of hidden questions as William are gifted with an analytical mind. William are always on the quest for knowledge and wisdom and loves being alone.

Names that rhyme with William Eliam, Gilliam, Illiam, Jameswilliam, Jilliam, Johnwilliam, Juliam, Liam, Liliam, Lilliam, Lliam, Markwilliam, Princewilliam, Sirwilliam, Uilliam, Wialliam, Wiiliam, Wiliam, WillliamFamous people named William
Jaycee Williams in For Colored Girls as Actress
Lucille Williams in Dangerous Youth as Actress
Martha Williams in She Hate Me as Actress
Maggie Williams in Fulfillment as Actress
Melanie Williams-Oram in A-Alike as Producer
Ilenia Williams in Live U as Miscellaneous Crew
Haley Williams in The Cutting Edge as Actress
Maggie Williams in The Three as Actress
Taketa Williams in Preach as
Jennifer Williams in Tokarev as Actress
William Colby William Egan Colby worked in intelligence for the United States, culminating in his appointment as Director General of Intelligence from September 1973 to January 1976.
Actor William Holden, notable for movie Stalag 17
Names like William William Namesakes Related Names: Wil, Wila, Wiladean, Wilard, Wilba, Wilbehrt, Wilbeorht, Wilber, Wilbern, Wilbert, Wilberta, Wilberth, Wilberto, Wilbon, Wilbor, Wilborn, Wilbourn, Wilbrord, Wilbur, Wilburn Posts having William: Comments :William is a British male name, derived from the Norman variant of the name of German origin Wilhelm (will, determination and helm, helmet), passed in English with the Norman conquest of England and which corresponds to William French and the Occitan Guilhem. William on 10 January as William of Bourges or March 15 as William Hart is celebrated. Christian saints William Hart (° 1558 - † 1583), blessed martyr in England; celebrated on 15 March. Rochester William or William of Perth; celebrated May 23 - Haydn Dallas Popularity of William

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