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pinWhat does Williams mean?

Williams /wil-li-ams/ as a name for boys. Williams' name origin is Old German, and the meaning of Williams is "determined protector". Williams is a version, with the suffix -s, of William (Old German): from wil meaning "will".


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Williams has 33 related forms via William: Bill, Bille, Billie, Billy, Guglielmo, Guillaume, Guillermo, Liam, Vilhelm, Villem, Wilek, Wiley, Wilhelm, Wilhelmus, Wilkes, Wilkie, Wilkinson, Will, Willem, Willhelmus, Willi, Williamson, Willie, Willis, Willkie, Wills, Willson, Willy, Wilmer, Wilmot, Wilmott, Wilson and Wim.

Kreatif forms: Wayliams, Whiliams, Wicliams. [more]

pinHow popular is Williams?

Williams is a very prominent first name for males (#596 out of 1220, Top 49%) and also a very prominent last name for both adults and children (#3 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Shown below is the baby name popularity of Williams for boys. Williams reached its apex rank of #602 in the U.S. in the 1880s, but is not found in the list at the moment. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Williams name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Williams outside U.S.

Below is a graphed comparison of the usage of Williams and corresponding names. Liam (#2 2 years ago), William (#5), Wilson (#594), Guillermo (#678), Willie (#722), Will (#763), Billy (#794), Willy, Wilmer, Billie, Willis, Wilhelm, Wiley and Bill are the popular variation forms of Williams. Other variants, like Villem, are seldom used. Usage of these forms of Williams was widespread during 1920-1929 (average #412) and is now significantly reduced (#770, 60.9% less). William has been the most recurrent favorite, though Liam is currently the top form, and Wilhelm has become less popular. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Williams, Bill, Billie, Billy, Guillermo in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Liam, Wiley, Wilhelm, Will, William in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Willie, Willis, Willy, Wilmer, Wilson in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Billy, Liam, Wilhelm, Will, William, Wilmer outside U.S.

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