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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".


Popularity

Williams is a very popular first name for males (#596 out of 1220, Top 49%) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#3 out of 88799, Top 1%) (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Williams for boys. Williams reached its highest rank of #602 in the U.S. in 1880-1889. (2014 statistics).

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

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

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Williams and its source form. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are William (#5) and Williams. (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of William, Williams in U.S.

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


Similar Names

A suggested similar baby name is Williamson. This name tends to be less commonly used than Williams.

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