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Williams meaning and name origin
Williams \wi-llia-ms\ as a boy's name is a variant of William (Old German), and the meaning of Williams is "will helmet, protection". From William: for a long time after the Norman conquest in AD 1066, three out of four English boys were given some form of the conqueror's name, William. See William for more on Williams. The baby name Williams sounds like Williamson and Vilmos. Other similar baby names are Willis and Williss.
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Popularity of Williams
Williams is a very popular first name for men (#596 out of 1220) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#3 out of 88799) (1990 U.S. Census).
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