Name William – origin and meaning

William is a male name.

Origin of William

William is an English form of the Germanic name Wilhelm.

Meaning of William

William means “the resolute protector” (from Germanic “wil” = will/desire + “helm” protection/helmet).

Pronunciation of William

William in the categories

Names Boy's name Names with W Boy names with W

Parents who like William also like

Olivia Noah Lucas Ella Alexander Liam Emma Benjamin Isabella James Mia Jack Charlotte Emily Amelia Sofia Ava Thomas Sophia

William in the Top names

Australia 2016 Australia 2017 Australia 2018 Australia 2019 Canada 2018 Denmark 2018 Denmark 2019 Finland 2019 Norway 2017 Norway 2018 Sweden 2017 Sweden 2018 Sweden 2019

You're looking for names like William?

No need to look further, then. Find the perfect first name for your baby together with your partner now!

babyname app android babyname app iPhone