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William Stats
On 9,371 BN name lists
Currently #24 on the BN charts
Currently #5 in U.S. births
About the name William
The meaning of the name William: Strong-willed Warrior
The origin of the name William: English
People who like the name William also like:
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William is a name with English origins. The meaning of the name William is strong-willed warrior

William is the English version of the German Wilhelm. Common nicknames for the name William include Will and Bill. Other nicknames include Willy, Billy, and Liam; William is often abbreviated as Wm.

There are several British royals that have been named William, including Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, and future King of England. The first William of England was also known as William the Conqueror. There were also royal Williams in The Netherlands, Sicily, Germany, and Luxembourg. American presidents include William Jefferson Clinton, William Henry Harrison, and William Howard Taft. William Shakespeare is probably the most famous William. Will.i.am is an American Musician from the group the Black Eyed Peas.

Fictional characters include Baby William from the X-files ad Will Tuner from Pirates of the Caribbean. William Brown is the name titular character of the Just William series of books.

People who like the name William also like presidential names, royal names, and traditional names.

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Songs about William

Ballad of William Worthy - Phil Ochs  iTunes

William - The Others  iTunes

William, It Was Really Nothing - The Smiths  iTunes

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