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Baby name William


Name:WILLIAM
Gender:Boy
Starting:W
Ending:M
Lenght:7
Origin:German
Meaning:will, desire; helmet, protection
Pronunciation:will yum


Description: Likely the most successful of all Old French names of Germanic origin that were introduced to England by the Normans. The fact that it was borne by the Conqueror himself does not seem to have inhibited its favour with the ‘conquered’ population; in the first century after the Conquest it was the commonest male name of all, and not only among the Normans. Overtaken by John in the later Middle Ages, William has continued to keep pace in second place until the 20th century. Famous bearers include William Shakespeare (playwright), William Wallace (Scottish patriot) and Price William.

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Popular Boy names Starting with 'W'

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Popular Boy names Ending with 'M'

WilliamCallumAdamLiamSamTomIbrahimCalumKallumHashim

Popular Boy names Starting with 'W' and Ending with 'M'

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Popular Boy names with Origin 'German'

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Statistics for William

From 1996 to 2015 the name 'William' was given to 95.869 Boys, representing 1,50% of the total 6.402.657 Boys registered since 1996.

Registrations by Year of name 'William'

This chart shows the registrations of name 'William' in England and Wales per year since 1996

It is possible to see that the registrations name 'William' varied from 4.083 to 5.287 per year.


Rank Popularity by Year of name 'William'

This chart shows the popularity of name 'William' in England and Wales per year since 1996

It is possible to see that name 'William' varied from rank 7 to 21.