Name
WILLIAM

Name WILLIAM

Between 1880 and 2019 there were 4,778,791 births of William in the countries below, which represents an average of 34,380 births of children bearing the first name William per year on average throughout this period.
On the last available year for each country, we count 24,530 births.
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Information about the first name William

We celebrate William on January 10th
The first name William is listed in our categories :The first name William has been assigned to:
99.75% to boys
0.25% to girls
The country where the first name William is the most common is:
US United State of America
This first name is on trend: Male
This first name has 7 letters including 3 vowels and 4 consonants

Anagrams of the first name William

An anagram is a word that contains the same letters of another word. Here is the list of first names which are an anagram of William : Wililam, Willaim, Willami, Willima

William in Japanese *

Romajiwiriamu
Katakanaウィリアム
Hiraganaうぃりあむ
* This is a phonetic conversion, not a translation.
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William in binary language

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Origin and meaning of name William

US English
Etymology src :
  • From Anglo-Norman Willame, from Old High German Willahelm, from Proto-Germanic *Wiljahelmaz, from *wiljô (“will”) + *helmaz (“helmet”). Cognate with German Wilhelm and Latin Gulielmus.
Pronunciation src :
  • IPA(key): /ˈwɪljəm/
Proper noun (Derived terms) src :
  • Williams
  • Williamson
  • Fort William
  • King William
  • King William County
  • Prince William County
FR French
Etymology src :
  • Borrowed from English William, though ultimately of Anglo-Norman [Term?] origin. Doublet of Guillaume.
General
Pronunciation src :
  • IPA(key): /wi.ljam/
HU Hungarian
Pronunciation src :
  • IPA(key): [ˈviliʲɛm]
  • Hyphenation: Wil‧li‧am
Proper noun src :
  • William
  • William
SE Swedish
Etymology src :
  • Borrowed from English William. First recorded as a Swedish given name in 1675. Cognate with Swedish Vilhelm.
Alternative forms src :
  • Villiam
Proper noun src :
  • William c (genitive Williams)
  • A male given name.
Proper noun (Derived terms) src :
  • Wille (diminutive)
DK Danish
Etymology src :
  • Borrowed from English William.
Proper noun src :
  • William
  • A male given name
 

Popularity of the name William

Number of WILLIAM births per year

Total births of William by country

Births with the first name William
Country
Boys
Girls
USUnited State of America
1880 - 2018
4,117,367
11,276
ONOntario
1913 - 2017
143,926
228
GBUnited Kingdom
1996 - 2018
106,140
3
FRFrance
1900 - 2018
75,539
23
BRBrazil
1930 - 2010
61,147
350
AUAustralia
1944 - 2019
60,054
0
NZNew Zealand
1900 - 2019
55,416
0
BCBritish Columbia
1919 - 2019
26,783
0
QCQuebec
1980 - 2018
24,288
60
SESweden
1998 - 2019
21,513
0
IEIreland
1964 - 2019
20,295
0
NSNew Scotland
1920 - 2019
15,183
0
DKDenmark
1985 - 2018
11,414
1
NONorway
1945 - 2019
8,619
0
ABAlberta
1990 - 2018
4,826
1
ITItaly
1999 - 2018
3,888
12
BEBelgium
1995 - 2018
3,590
0
CHSwitzerland
1912 - 2018
3,193
0
ARArgentina
1922 - 2015
1,451
0
PLPoland
2000 - 2019
538
0
DEGermany
2000 - 2018
449
0
CZCzechoslovakia
1900 - 2016
378
0
PTPortugal
2014 - 2019
290
0
NLNetherlands
2015 - 2019
285
0
ATAustria
1984 - 2018
265
0

Total births of William by country (last available year)

Births with the first name William
Country
Boys
Girls
USUnited State of America
2018
14,516
0
GBUnited Kingdom
2018
3,015
0
BRBrazil
2010
1,213
11
AUAustralia
2019
1,068
0
FRFrance
2018
790
0
QCQuebec
2018
739
0
SESweden
2019
725
0
ONOntario
2017
665
0
NONorway
2019
333
0
NZNew Zealand
2019
210
0
ITItaly
2018
203
0
BCBritish Columbia
2019
191
0
ABAlberta
2018
178
0
BEBelgium
2018
174
0
IEIreland
2019
141
0
CHSwitzerland
2018
100
0
NLNetherlands
2019
48
0
DEGermany
2018
46
0
NSNew Scotland
2019
39
0
ARArgentina
2015
34
0
CZCzechoslovakia
2016
32
0
PLPoland
2019
27
0
ATAustria
2018
22
0
DKDenmark
2018
10
0

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Personalities with the first name William

There are 1286 personalities with the first name William


William Shakespeare
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Kingdom of england
Playwright


Bill Clinton
(William Jefferson Blythe Iii) src

United states of america
Statesperson Politician


Stephen Hawking
(Stephen William Hawking) src

United kingdom
Writer Cosmologist Theoretical physicist


Bertrand Russell
(Bertrand Arthur William Russell) src

United kingdom United kingdom of great britain and ireland
Writer Politician Mathematician University teacher Journalist Philosopher Political activist Essayist Logician Epistemologist Social critic Peace activist Philosopher of science Metaphysician Autobiographer Science fiction writer Philosopher of language A


William Blake
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Great britain United kingdom of great britain and ireland
Theologian Collector Philosopher Lithographer Writer Poet Engraver Illustrator Painter


Brad Pitt
(William Bradley Pitt) src

United states of america
Actor Executive producer Voice actor Film director Film producer Model Television actor Film actor


William Faulkner
(William Cuthbert Falkner) src

United states of america
Novelist Short story writer Screenwriter Writer Poet Playwright Author Children's writer


William Butler Yeats
src

Ireland Irish free state
Writer Poet Politician Astrologer Playwright Mystic


William Howard Taft
src

United states of america
Judge Politician Statesperson


William Mckinley
src

United states of america
Politician Statesperson



There are more than 10 personalities with the first name William
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Film Actors and Actresses with the first name William

There are 7454 actors and actresses with the first name William
William Hall
William Stagg
William Rützou
William Franklyn-Miller
William Wright-Neblett
William Thiel Stensgaard
William Nero Jr.
William Ringström
William Gundersen
William Hagedorn-Rasmussen
William Hughes
William Rudbeck Lindhardt
William Mcminn
William Cuddy
William Jøhnk Nielsen
William Miller
William Stütz
William Huddleston
William Spetz
William Brent
William Marshall
William Melling
William Rush
William Horn
William Hamer Clements
William Bornkessel
William Corkery
William Phan
William Pavey
William Svedberg

There are more than 30 actors and actresses with the first name William
The full list of actors and actresses with the first name William

Rankings of first name WILLIAM by country

Country ranking (boys)
RankCountryYear
#1QC Quebec2018
#2SE Sweden2019
#3US United State of America2018
#4ON Ontario2017
#4NO Norway2019
#4AU Australia2019
#6BC British Columbia2019
#7NS New Scotland2019
#7NZ New Zealand2019
#8AB Alberta2018
#14GB United Kingdom2018
#40BE Belgium2018
#50IE Ireland2019
#82CH Switzerland2018
#85FR France2018
#116CZ Czechoslovakia2016
#118IT Italy2018
#175BR Brazil2010
#188DK Denmark2018
#199PL Poland2019
#204DE Germany2018
#243AR Argentina2015
#261AT Austria2018
#336NL Netherlands2019
Country ranking (girls)
RankCountryYear
#4985BR Brazil2010