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William Name Meaning

The name is of Old German origin but became popular in English after the Norman conquest of England in 1066.


William

Gender: M 

The name William is a baby boy name.

Meaning of William: "resolute protection" 

William's Popularity in 2015: #5

Usage: English

Origin: German

Pronounced: WIL-ee-əm, WIL-yəm   

What does William mean?

"Strong-willed warrior." The name is of Old German origin but became popular in English after the Norman conquest of England in 1066. Well-known Williams: Several kings of England and U.S. presidents; William Shakespeare; Bill Gates; actor Will Smith.

Origin of the name William: From the Old Norman French Willaume, which is derived from the Old High German Willehelm, a compound name composed from the elements willeo 

Shakespearean Meaning: The name William is a Shakespearean baby name. In Shakespearean the meaning of the name William is: Henry VI, 2' Sir John Stanley. 'Henry VI, Part III' Sir William Stanley. 'As You Like It' A country fellow, in love with Audrey. 'The Merry Wives of Windsor' A boy, son to Page. 'Richard III' Sir William Catesby. 'Richard III' Sir William Brandon.

American Meaning: In American the meaning of the name William is: Henry VI, 2' Sir John Stanley. 'Henry VI, Part III' Sir William Stanley. 'As You Like It' A country fellow, in love with Audrey. 'The Merry Wives of Windsor' A boy, son to Page. 'Richard III' Sir William Catesby. 'Richard III' Sir William Brandon.

French Meaning: The name William is a French baby name. In French the meaning of the name William is: Determined protector.