William Name Meaning

Name MeaningThe name William is of German origin. The meaning of William is "determined protector". William is generally used as a boy's name. It consists of 7 letters and 3 syllables and is pronounced Wi-lli-am.
Gendermale
Usage / OriginGerman
Name Length7
Lucky Number8
Lucky ColorsRed, Rust, Light Green
Lucky DaysSunday, Tuesday
Lucky StonesAquamarine
Lucky MetalsBronze, Copper
PopularityIn the U.S. in 2018, it ranked 3 in baby name popularity for boys with 14,516 occurrences. It ranked 10,435 in baby name popularity for girls with 10 occurrences. In contrast, the year before it ranked 3 in baby name popularity for boys with 14,967 occurrences. It ranked 6,774 in baby name popularity for girls with 18 occurrences. Want to see how William sizes up? How it compares to some other names? Then check out the William Name Popularity Page.
Related NamesWilliam is a form of Wilhelm. The names Gilen, Gillermo, Guglielmo, Guilermo, Guilherme, Guillaume, Guillelmina, Guillem, Guillermin, Guillermina, Guillermo, Guillhouf, Gulielma, Gwilherm, Gwilym, Liam, Lyam, Uilleam, Uilliam, Vilem, Vilhelm, Vilhelmas, Vilhelmi, Vilhelmo, Vilhjalmur, Viliam, Viljami, Viljem, Vilmos, Vilppu, Willamina, Willem, Williamon, Wiremu are all forms of William. William has the diminutives (nicknames) Bill, Bille, Billy, Vilcjo, Wiley, Wilkie, Will, Willie, Willy, Wilmot.
History & Description

William name meaning: The name William is of German origin.
The meaning of William is “determined protector”.
William is generally used as a boy’s name.
It consists of 7 letters and 3 syllables and is pronounced Wi-lli-am.

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William is an anglicized form of the German name Wilhelm.
It is derived from the Germanic elements Wil meaning “will or determination” and helm meaning “helmet or protection, guardian”.
One of a number of names introduced to Britain by the Normans, William was and still remains one of the most popular names in Britain. It was the most common boy name in the first century after the Conquest, and was second only to the name John during the Middle Ages.
The name William is used by the royal families of Britain, Germany and the Netherlands.
Today its most notably borne by Prince William the Duke of Cambridge.
William falls into the name categories classic, easy nickname.
Some famous bearers of this name include: William ‘Pop’ Gates, and William ‘Skinny’ Johnson.
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