popular since the Norman Conquest.
Etymology: From Willame, from Willahelm, from willo + helm.
William is a male given name of Germanic origin. It became very popular in the English language after the Norman conquest of England in 1066, and remained so throughout the Middle Ages and into the modern era. It is sometimes abbreviated "Wm." Shortened familiar versions in English include Will, Wills, Willy, Willie, Bill, and Billy. A common Irish form is Liam. Scottish diminutives include Wull, Willie or Wullie (as in Oor Wullie or the play Douglas). Female forms are Willa, Willemina, Wilma and Wilhelmina.
William is a masculine given name derived from the Germanic language, commonly meaning "strong-willed warrior" or "protector." It has been a popular name throughout history and is of English origin. It has multiple variants and nicknames, such as Bill, Billy, Will, or Willy.
Surnames Frequency by Census Records
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, William is ranked #2694 in terms of the most common surnames in America.
The William surname appeared 13,373 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 5 would have the surname William.
53.6% or 7,171 total occurrences were Black.
35.2% or 4,707 total occurrences were White.
4.2% or 562 total occurrences were Asian.
3.5% or 476 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
2.3% or 318 total occurrences were of two or more races.
1% or 140 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
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Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'William' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1178
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'William' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2823
The numerical value of William in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of William in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
William Turner was among the bravest American heroes to fight for our country in World War II, we are grateful that William Turner will be laid to rest on Tennessee soil and William Turner family will have the closure and certainty of truly knowing his final resting place.
Through your actions, you have embarrassed us in the eyes of our children, humiliated us on the world stage and, worst of all, divided us as a nation, if William McRaven think for a moment that William McRaven McCarthy-era tactics will suppress the voices of criticism, William McRaven are sadly mistaken. The criticism will continue until William McRaven become the leader we prayed William McRaven would be.
The criticism of Barr here, in my view, is not... that William Barr's acting as a defense lawyer of Donald Trump, i do see William Barr's helping Donald Trump, for sure, but William Barr's doing it because William Barr's advancing a particular case that William Barr feels very strongly about.
An intellectual snob is someone who can listen to the William Tell Overture and not think of The Lone Ranger.
To Tennessee Williams, children were 'no-neck monsters,' while William Wordsworth apotheosized the newborn infant as a 'Mighty Prophet Seer Blest' Most adults know the truth is somewhere in between.
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