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Meaning and name origin
Williams \wi-llia-ms\ as a boy's name is of Old German origin, and the meaning of Williams is "determined protector". Williams is a variant of William (Old German): from wil meaning "will", "desire" and helm meaning "helmet", "protection".
Williams is a very popular first name for males (#596 out of 1220) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#3 out of 88799) (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Williams for boys (2015 statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Williams and its source form. Variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are William and Williams. (2015 statistics).
A suggested similar baby name is Williamson. This name tends to be less commonly used than Williams.
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