Name William Origin, meaning, pronunciation & popularity of the name William

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William is a ♂ boy’s name.

What is the origin of the name William?

The name William derived from the name Wilhelm, which is of Old High German origin.

What does the name William mean?

William means “resolute protector” (from Old High German “willio” = will/desire + “helm” = protection/helmet).

Pronunciation of William

Variants of the name William

Wiliam

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

Popularity of the name William

The name William is ranked #331 overall.

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