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The name William

Timeless, William continues to seduce those who are looking for an original name for a little boy. Due to its size, it is more common to use William directly with the name. In literature, we all know the works of William Shakespeare and William Burroughs.


William is a name of 7 letras that begins with the letter W and ends with the letter M. There have been 74 774 births of William since 1 900 (average of 639 / year). There were 772 named William born in 2 017. It's the year 1 999 which saw the most births of babies with this name. #15092

The name William in the world

Figures and birth trends of the first name William in the country France

74 774
births
since 1 900

772
births
in 2 017

1 999
was the peak year
of births

639
births / year
on average

Figures and birth trends of the first name William in the country United States

4 133 327
births
since 1 880

14 526
births
in 2 018

1 947
was the peak year
of births

30 170
births / year
on average

In France, the use of William as a boy name was consistent from 1900 to 1940. The change began in 1945 with 412 births of William and continued towards a primary peak of 1,376 births in 1970. The following years count around 1,000 allocations per year until a new record of 1,603 births in 1999. Since then, the number of births of William has been decreasing, going from 1,533 in 2000 to only 772 in 2017.


In the United States, William is still a very fashionable name to give to your baby boy. As a matter of fact, we counted 14,526 births of William in 2018 which makes it one of the most popular names in the country. But, it was in 1947 that this name was the most used with nearly 68,000 births.

Etymology, origin and meaning of name William

William is related to the ancient name Wilhelm which comes from the association of the words : “wil” and “helm”. These Germanic expressions mean respectively “will” and “helmet”. It was a very common name among warriors. William is also related to the French name Guillaume.


When do we celebrate Saint William? What day ?

We celebrate the name William on January 10th, in honour of Saint Guillaume of Donjeon. This man was a bishop from Bourges (a french city) around the 12th century.

Personalities of the William

William is a very squared person. For this gentleman, nothing should be done by chance. Thus, each of his days is meticulously prepared the day before. It starts with clothes, one of the elements that guarantees William's daily development. This is followed by a list of personal tasks and a professional planning. In his quest for perfection, William pays great attention to his health. Here again, it is a question of following a diet that favors well-being. This rather complex lifestyle suggests a very demanding man with a penchant for perfection.


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