William meaning

: Will Helmet, Protection

William Name Information

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

The name "William" is one of the most popular names all around the English speaking countries.

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William Name Origin and History

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Additional description of the name William

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".

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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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06/04/2023 13:25:33

Name William is stupid name and very male name ?

01/14/2024 00:00:00

WillI'm's a classic, strong, timeless name. I love it. How about using LI'm, the Irish for WillI'm, as a nickname. Remember, though, that Will was good enough for Shakespeare!

01/14/2024 00:00:00

WillI'm is the best name ever. No one has my name that I know of, that is why it is cool.

01/14/2024 00:00:00

this is actually my name and i wanted to know what it meant. =) lots of peo. pernounce it wrong or spell it wrong overall i like it

01/14/2024 00:00:00

WillI'm is a wonderful strong name! We call my son Wills for short.

01/03/2024 12:26:20

My real name is WillI'm and I like it a lot. I used Billy when I was growing up.I use the Bill now. Many of my friends still call me Billy. I like my name a lot because it is so versitile and translates to many different languages.

12/31/2023 10:22:44

i love this name probably too much duno what it is but theres something special about it. i agree with tara wanting to hug some one called william!!!! i love this name!!!! when i have a son i want to call him william and my daughter akiko

12/07/2023 11:49:34

i like my name willI'm becaue it runs in the famly. i am adopted and the nake willI'm runs in the famly i was adopted into, so i fit

11/16/2023 20:37:24

i love my name- willI'm!! wahoo!! willI'm is a cool name!!

11/15/2023 10:49:34

I was more or less forced to name my son WillI'm because my husband had his heart set on naming his son after himself, his father and his grandfather. It wasn't what I would have chosen on my own. I felt that it had been'too common for centuries, although I did think that it had fallen out of usage in recent years. But now I'm surprised to see in fact that it has never fallen out of the top twenty. Anyway, the name has grown on me in the last twenty-one years (my son's age now) and I have come to appreciate the fact that it is a classic, high-class name with a strong and elegant connotation. Our WillI'm goes by Will. He likes his name and I can't imagine him called anything else.

10/29/2023 13:15:34

My dad's name is WillI'm, but his nickname is Biff. We just named our son WillI'm, and now his nickname is Wiff!!

10/14/2023 10:18:24

It's an excellent name with a grand history. Many US presidents were named WillI'm. Many great characters in history were named WillI'm, like WillI'm Shakespear and WillI'm the Conquerer. And of course, It's the name that Charles and Diana chose for their son, Prince WillI'm.

09/13/2023 21:20:52

Our one and a bit old son is called WillI'm, as his daddy choosen it due to its historical nature and since we live in Windsor we said we can call him Prince WillI'm too.( Princess Diana's son) It's easy to pronounce, everybody knows how to spell it, got few nice short variations.A name very well recommended I think!

09/01/2023 16:38:04

will my name i xI'mara people can not allways say my name . My mom said she named me that beacause my dads name is omar she was tring out names and that is how she got xI'mara.

08/31/2023 20:03:44

I'm named WillI'm, and I love the name for It's versatility. I introduce myself to co-workers as WillI'm, but my family calls me Bill. I like to have cute girls call me Billy :)

08/24/2023 22:18:32

My name is Guillaume, which is french for WillI'm. It's awesome to know that your name exists in almost every language since Guillaume le conquýrant (WillI'm of Normandie) conquered england. I'm called Guillaume, Guy, WillI'm, Bill, Guillermo, Guiche, Mýmo, Giulelmo, and so on. Every language has It's own sauce :) mine is le French

08/02/2023 11:36:38

This is my fav name of all time ... "A father's joy" is the Biblical meaning! It's beautiful on a young child and and wise woman of many years - a timeless classic!

07/25/2023 16:24:12

This the name I have picked out for my baby due in May 2019, I LOVEEE it :)

07/19/2023 04:20:54

my dads name is william and so is my boyfreinds and his dads and his dads so we've decided if we have a boy we're guna name him william landon davenport:]

07/10/2023 16:58:38

its soooo adorable and cute that i just want to hug sum one named william.:)

06/15/2023 01:34:26

It is a lousy name'since no-one knows what to call me. I have gone by Bill Will and Willie, all of which I hate. I wish I'd been named something without all the nicknames. Dean, Aaron, Shawn, Jason....these are great names and no nicknames.

06/14/2023 09:06:58

My fathe's name is WillI'm. My whole like he went by Bill until he had a big life change at 45ish an changed to Will. I named my son LI'm in honor so It's the'same but not... he's only three now but I'm looking forward to having so many versions of his name to yell when he's in trouble. My mom used to yell all my sisters names at me before she got to mine an my son is an only child so i'd hate to have him miss out :) "WILLI'm, BILLY, WILL, LI'm... GET OVER HERE!"

05/30/2023 12:37:44

I love my name, WillI'm, because of how unique it is. I have never met another WillI'm in my whole life.

05/30/2023 03:48:44

My name is WillI'm and i was bron in 89, i know at leats 5 other kids named Bill and i even had 4 Bills in one class...that was a blast, all of our last names started with Br.... kinda weird eh?

05/16/2023 15:56:48

We named our firstborn Luke Russel (2/07), and thought we were being original since Luke is a family name on my husband's side. But then... Luke at the pediatrician's office, Luke at Chuck-E-Che'se, Luke on the playground, Luke EVERYWHERE! But, I wouldn't change a thing! It's a GREAT name! :)

05/07/2023 12:24:42

As one can see, it used to be a very popular name, although it Isn't any longer. I don't mind. I love my name. It's dignified and now I carry the name of many great people throughout history. That may not be significant to some but I beli've that there is a lot in a name, therefore, the name WillI'm is fitting. Surprisingly, there are some people who mispell it but It's rare. Otherwise, It's great.

04/30/2023 05:32:52

my name is willI'm and people have been calling me lI'm will willy willie bill billy and billie

04/08/2023 21:35:36

My name is WillI'm and I go by Wil, with one L. My mother will tell you that I was a very stubborn little kid and did not like that my name was also a word, therfor I got ride of an "extra" L and now I am Wil. Will doesn't look like me at all.

03/26/2023 13:15:16

my boy friendas nam,e is willI'm and i love it cuz wen im happy i cal him will and then he knowss wen im not happy cuz i call him willI'm lol

03/23/2023 12:57:28

My name is WillI'm born on 43. Have hated being called bill ever'since. I prefer the name Gary anyways. Who ever thought that bill should be the'short form for WillI'm?

02/03/2023 09:40:50

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!!

01/26/2023 17:42:22

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

01/23/2023 13:52:58

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

01/16/2023 02:36:38

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

01/04/2023 16:07:06

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

12/31/2022 20:43:08

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

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.

12/09/2022 11:47:02

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!"

12/06/2022 19:25:20

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

11/17/2022 09:01:14

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. =)

10/07/2022 02:01:38

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

09/30/2022 11:02:00

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

09/12/2022 02:47:16

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.

08/19/2022 06:18:18

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??

07/04/2022 03:09:18

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.

06/24/2022 09:49:48

It seems to me an appealing name which resolutes power.

05/30/2022 17:49:30

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

02/18/2022 01:31:12

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 14:22:30

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 20:15:18

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

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!

09/28/2021 06:50:42

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!!

09/10/2021 09:42:36

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

09/04/2021 16:27:36

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

08/28/2021 15:11:06

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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William FAQs

*️⃣ 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