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


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


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Popularity of the name William

The name William is ranked #297 overall.

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