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Name William

Origin:From Old High German words for will, desire and helmet, protectionTools:

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About the name William in particular

Gender:male
Languages of use:French, English
Diminutives:Billy, Willie, Willy
Short forms:Bill, Liam, Will
Topics:Phonetic alphabet FR, Phonetic alphabet NY
US 2015 rank:#5     ... 3:Mason, 4:Jacob, 5:William, 6:Ethan, 7:James ...     Full US 2015 list
Similarly written:Cillian, Gillian, Jillian, Killian, Lillian, Wilian, Willa, Willem, Willi, Willie     Details
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About William/Wilhelma, the group of names with the same origin as William

Language of origin:Old High German
Info about origin, male:old German/Germanic two-element name
 very popular throughout Europe during the Middle Ages
 name of several important kings, e.g. William the Conqueror, the first Norman king of England
Words:willio = the will, the desire  Old High German
 helm = the helmet, the protection  Old High German
Topics:Two-element name
Variants' top ranks:1:William Sweden 2015,  1:Liam Canada/BC 2013,  1:Wilma Sweden 2007,  6:Guilherme Brazil 2009,  11:Vilma Finland/Finnish 2015,  12:Guillaume France 1997,  12:Ville Finland/Finnish 2006,  13:Willy Belgium 2013,  17:Viljami Finland/Finnish 2012,  19:Vilho Finland/Finnish 2015
Name variants:Billie, Guglielmina, Gulielma, Minka, Minna, Minnie, Velma, Vilma, Wilhelma, Wilhelmina, Wilhelmine, Willa, Wilma, Bill, Billie, Billy, Guglielmo, Guilhem, Guilherme, Guilielmus, Guillaume, Guillem, Guillermo, Jelle, Jelte, Liam, Pim, Vilhelm, Vilho, Vili, Viljami, Ville, Villum, Vilmos, Wilhelm, Wilian, Wilko, Will, Willem, Willi, William, Willie, Willy, Wim   Sortable list   Details
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Popularity lists that contain the name William

SeriesGraphRankings
Australia/NSWGraph2015 2,  2014 2,  2013 1,  2012 1,  2011 1,  2010 1,  2009 12008 2,  2007 2,  2006 3,  2005 3,  2004 5,  2003 5,  2002 9,  2001 10
Canada/British ColumbiaGraph2015 9,  2014 7,  2013 72012 20,  2011 16,  2010 11,  2009 14,  2008 16
England+WalesGraph2015 8,  2014 10,  2013 8,  2012 9,  2011 10,  2010 7,  2009 8,  2008 10,  2007 8,  2006 7,  2005 8,  2004 8,  2003 9,  2002 72001 13,  2000 12,  1999 10,  1998 14
IrelandGraph2015 51,  2014 50,  2013 432012 51,  2011 47,  2010 45,  2009 55,  2008 47,  2007 44,  2006 50,  2005 51,  2004 54,  2003 55,  2002 49,  2001 52,  2000 46,  1999 50,  1998 57
ScotlandGraph2015 32,  2014 35,  2013 39,  2012 37,  2011 36,  2010 292009 34,  2008 46,  2007 39,  2006 35,  2005 35,  2004 33,  2003 37,  2002 43,  2001 32,  2000 42,  1999 37,  1998 38
USA decadesGraph2000-2009 10,  1990-1999 19,  1980-1989 15,  1970-1979 9,  1960-1969 7
USA prevalence 1990 5
USA yearlyGraph2015 5,  2014 5,  2013 5,  2012 5,  2011 32010 5,  2009 5,  2008 7,  2007 8,  2006 10,  2005 11,  2004 8,  2003 11,  2002 11,  2001 10,  2000 11,  1999 14,  1998 14,  1997 19,  1996 18,  1995 20,  1994 19,  1993 18
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