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William - Letter W - Boy Baby Names

In our William boy name guide we feature name meaning, origin and other useful facts.

  • William
  • Meaning: Guardian
  • Origin: English
  • Gender: Boy
  • Statistics: Since 1880, there have been roughly 4,021,520 boys given the name William. That is approximately 2.33% of the recorded babies born in the united states. The name William is most popular in California, Texas, New York, Georgia, and North Carolina.
  • Similar sounding names: Waylon, Wilhelm, Wiliam, Willaim, Willam, William, Willian
  • Popularity of William:
    YearRankTotal 2012 5 16,726 2011 3 17,267 2010 5 17,009 2009 5 17,888 2008 8 18,362 2007 8 18,861 2006 10 18,934 2005 11 19,036 2004 8 20,216 2003 11 19,986 2002 11 20,110