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ˈwɪl yəmwilliam

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  1. Williamnoun

    popular since the Norman Conquest.

  2. Etymology: From Willame, from Willahelm, from willo + helm.


  1. William

    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.

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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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  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'william' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1178

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'william' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2823

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of william in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of william in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of william in a Sentence

  1. William Barr:

    I don't believe it's the case where somebody, including a branch of government, is asserting a legal privilege that William Barr have under the law that that constitutes obstruction.

  2. David Attenborough:

    This year Prince William and a global alliance launch the most prestigious environment prize in history: The Earthshot Prize.

  3. Nieca Goldberg:

    This is pool data, meaning it's several studies put together. So when William Roberts do one study with a lot of people, William Roberts could measure for other variables that could potentially cause( the worse outcome beyond 60 minutes), we can't explain it based on this study. More studies will need to be done.

  4. David Attenborough:

    The spirit of the Moonshot can guide us today as we confront the serious challenges we face on earth, this year Prince William and a global alliance launch the most prestigious Environment Prize in history... A global prize designed to motivate and inspire a new generation of thinkers, leaders and dreamers to think differently.

  5. Christopher Andersen:

    William said this is not a racist family – I think he’s right, but I also understand Prince Harry and Meghan Markle and Meghan’s reaction because Prince Harry and Meghan Markle were n’t hearing the truth. What Prince Harry and Meghan Markle were hearing was something that was being stirred up by the people pulling the strings behind the scenes in an Oz-like fashion.

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