Williams - boys name

Williams name popularity, meaning and origin

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Williams name meaning:

The name "Williams" is primarily a surname, derived from the given name "William." The name "William" has Old Germanic origins and is composed of two elements: "wil," meaning "will" or "desire," and "helm," meaning "helmet" or "protection." Therefore, the name "William" can be interpreted as "resolute protector" or "strong-willed guardian."

When used as a given name, "Williams" is often given as a middle name to boys in honor of a family surname. This practice is most commonly seen in English-speaking countries. In this context, the meaning of the name is linked to the family history and lineage, carrying the weight of the family name and the accomplishments associated with it. "Williams" as a given name can also reinforce the idea of being a strong protector or guardian, embodying the qualities associated with the surname in the family's heritage.

Overall, the name "Williams" represents a connection to family heritage and a sense of strength and protection.

Origin: English

Son of William.

Other boys names beginning with W


Overall UK ranking: 4789 out of 4789

3 recorded births last year

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Historical popularity of Williams

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