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What does Williamson mean?

Williamson Pronunciation of Williamson [williamson] as a name for boys has its root in Old German, and the name Williamson means "determined protector". Williamson is a variant form of William (Old German): from wil meaning "will".

Associated with: determined (faithful), protector (defender).


3 alternative forms via William: Wilkinson, Williams and Willson.

Creative forms:


Middle name pairings:
Williamson Willie (W.W.), ..

How popular is Williamson?

Williamson is an uncommon first name for males but a very popular last name for all people (#245 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Popular related forms of Williamson (unlisted) ranked in the Top 2000 are William (#5 last year) and Williams. Other forms, like Willson, are uncommon. Adoption of these relations of Williamson was common among parents a century ago (average #303) and is now significantly less (#1002, 89.3% less usage), with the version William falling out of fashion. (2015 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of William, Williams in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Adamson, Addamson, Alanson, Albinson, Alison, Alisson, Allison, Allson, Allyson, Cillian, Dickinson, Dillon, Elison, Elisson, Ellington, Ellison, Ellson, Ellyson, Esiason, Esiasson, Gellion, Gilleon, Gillian, Gillion, Gillon, Gillson, Gilson, Hilarion, Jimson, Killian, Millton, Neillson (see Nelson), Nilson, Nilsson, Philipson, Rawlinson, Samson, Silvaon, Tamson, Tomlinson, Wallas, Wallis, Watson, Welldon, Wellington, Wilkins, Willard, Willem, Willes, Willess, Willets, Willfredo, Willi, Willie, Willis, Williss, Williston, Willkes, Willkins (see Wilkinson), Willkinson (see Wilkinson), Willmar (see Wilmer), Willmer, Wills, Wilmot, Wilson and Wilton. These names tend to be more commonly used than Williamson.

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