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William Name Information

Gender 🧑 Boy
Pronunciation 📣 \wi(l)-liam\
Number in U.S 👶 4,100,000
Rate in 2021 11
Numerology 🔢 7
Name origin 🌍 English

William Name Meaning

The name William meanings and origins

The name "William" is one of the most popular names all around the English speaking countries. This name is a male given name with a Germanic origin. The name became a popular one after the Norman conquest of England in the year 1066. There are several variations for this name, like "Will", "Wills" and "Willie". The meaning of the name "William" can be "Vehement protector".


Popularity of the name William

The name "William" is of the best names to be considered in the name selection process. This name is the 36th most common baby boy’s name in Nebraska based on the data given by the reliable American resources in the year 1990 in the United states of America.

For instance, imagine that only about 80 newborn babies were given the name "William" in the year 1990 in Nebraska of the America. A total of 24000 babies also bear the same first name during the year 1990 in the United states of America. From the year 1880 to the year 2017, the highest recorded use of the name "William" is related to the year 1947 with about 66000 newborn baby boys.

Since the year 1880, the given masculine name was recorded 4 million times in the SSA public database. This name appeared in the year 1880 for the first time and 9000 babies were given the name "William". This name became a popular name in the year 1880 with a rank of 2 nationwide and was registered 9000 times as a baby boy’s name.

This name became a popular one in the state of Delaware in the year 1910. This name ranked 1 with 28 babies. The all time high record for this name was in the year 1947 in the state of New York with 6 thousand newborn baby boys.

The name "William" is a consistent top ranking baby’s name in the state of Alaska for 109 consecutive years. The given name is also a popular one in the state of Georgia and Kentucky. It is notable that for the past 30 years, the name "William" was recorded 580000 times in the SSA database.

"William" is not famous only in English and in many centuries "William" has it equivalent in other traditions as well.


Personality of the name William

W is for wise, more tomorrow that today

I is for impress, for impress you will

L is for luxury, the luxury of your laughter

I is for ignite l, the fire in you

A is for admirable, you certainly are

M is for musical, your hidden talent

If you are considering a nickname for a baby named "William", you can select the reversed form of that name which can be "Mailliw". Due to the historical background of this name, the true meaning of that might not be described in just a few sentences and words.


Famous people named William

William Shakespeare

William Shatner

William McKinley

William Holden


Similar names to the name William

Willie, Wesley, Warner and Wallace



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2/3/2023 9:40:50 AM

My son is named WillI'm after my dad and we love the name. To put a new spin on the name we call him Wills and it is so fitting and we get a lot of compliments on that nickname!!

1/26/2023 5:42:22 PM

most people call me will.willI'm means willhelmet.I like my name

1/23/2023 1:52:58 PM

love it. strong, commanding, but gentle. love the nickname will.

1/16/2023 2:36:38 AM

my friend is called will and i play around with him all the time but i like to call him micheal jackson

1/4/2023 4:07:06 PM

willI'm is a name that depicts the true essence of life: brIt'sh humor

12/31/2022 8:43:08 PM

Willow is a wiccan name, goes back for centuries, its just not popular, even now, i have never met anyone by that name. but im pregnant and if im having a girl her name will be Willow Dawn, its rustic yet delicate and beautiful.

12/19/2022 12:11:06 PM

I'm willI'm i was named after my grandfather who was born in 1915, me in 1996 i was called billy and still am and i dont mind. I'm also called bill and will and hardly willI'm the name is like and alias and if someone ask my name i tell them billy, bill or will not willI'm. I'm proud of my nameand i like it.

12/9/2022 11:47:02 AM

The name WillI'm ROCKS! From the time I was born, until the begining of my teen years, I was known as "Billy". From my teen years, until my early 20's, I was known as "Bill". From my early 20's to now, I have been known as "Will". I love the name WillI'm and what It'stands for, It's a strong name! "WillI'm's, Will's, Bill's and Billy's of the world...unite!"

12/6/2022 7:25:20 PM

this is my son's name and my great grandfathers name I LV it.

11/17/2022 9:01:14 AM

My name is WillI'm and once at a tournament the guy asked, "Who's WillI'm?" and after I said I was, he'said, "Good name" so I think the name is very awesome. =)

10/7/2022 2:01:38 AM

my name is willI'm but i have always been called billy by my family my wife hates when anyone calls me bill.... so people get a bad strike from her by not respecting what i am called BILLY

9/30/2022 11:02:00 AM

My name, my Uncle's name, and my Grandfather's name.

9/12/2022 2:47:16 AM

The name Wyatt has been used for over'several hundred years in my family. I searched through genealogy records to find out why. I found out that I was directly related to Sir Francis Wyatt the first Governor of Jamestown, VA. I named my son Wyatt to carry on the tradition.

8/19/2022 6:18:18 AM

my name is Bill, but i wish my name was williI'm at least so i could call my self will, but my name is bill, witch i hate it :( is there any diffrent names for bill??

7/4/2022 3:09:18 AM

I was always called WillI'm as a boy, but from my teens on I was called Bill (except by my parents). My wife calls me Billy and refers to me as WillI'm to other people. I am now in my 60's and have gone back to giving my name as WillI'm. I like the name, wouldn't want any other.

6/24/2022 9:49:48 AM

It seems to me an appealing name which resolutes power.

5/30/2022 5:49:30 PM

My son and his wife just named their newborn son Will. Not short for WillI'm, just Will. I love it!

2/18/2022 1:31:12 AM

My name is WillI'm, the third generation in my family and I am very proud of it, and It's long history. WillI'm the Conqueror, Prince WillI'm, etc. It's very versitile, WillI'm, Will, Bill, Billy or LI'm are all acceptable. Not common as well, which is a plus.

11/27/2021 2:22:30 PM

It's a little weird. You can break it down into Will-i-am. There are also too many nicknames for it. Will, Bill, Willy, Billy.

10/30/2021 8:15:18 PM

I love the name Will, for I have a crush with a boy named Will. But It's such a cute name. >>; (he can't know this!!)

10/17/2021 12:55:12 PM

My brother's name, my dad's name, both of my grandpa's names...and they all go by Bill! If someone yells BILL in our house at Thanksgiving, It's practically a stampede!

9/28/2021 6:50:42 AM

My name is WillI'm and I'm now 24. I have gone by WillI'm, Willie and Will and i've enjoyed them all. I think I will always be known by WillI'm to my family and now my friends all call me Will. I'm excited that LI'm is a nickname for WillI'm! I had no idea!!

9/10/2021 9:42:36 AM

my name is WillI'm. I think my name is cool and I like it.

9/4/2021 4:27:36 PM

I like the name WillI'm because it is my step dad's name he is a JR.

8/28/2021 3:11:06 PM

I think the name WillI'm is great. If for nickname LI'm sounds good but I don't really like Bill, Billy is still ok for a young boy.


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Frequently asked questions

*️⃣ What is the origin of the name William?
The origin of the name William is English.
*️⃣ What is meaning of name William?
Will Helmet, Protection
*️⃣ How many people are named William?
Almost 4100000 people are named William.
*️⃣ Which names are related to the name William?
The names of Jomar, Yamir, Yomaira