What Does My Name William Mean?


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The popular name William is derived from the term from old Germany and the Germanic name Wilhelm, which was composed of the elements "wil"  meaning will or desire and "helm" meaning helmet or protection.
The name also has roots in the Norman period, and is deemed similar to the French name Guillaume. Some well known Williams include William the Conqueror, William Shakespeare and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge. The marriage of the latter to long-term girlfriend Catherine Middleton dominated the news headlines in 2011.
Prince William is now 29 years old and is second in line to the throne after his father, Prince Charles. Charles will follow in the footsteps of his mother, the Queen, who will be celebrating her Diamond Jubilee in 2012. There will be a flotilla of ships sailing down the River Thames in honour of her sixty years on the throne - a record she shares with Queen Victoria who also spent over 60 years as Queen.
William has become a highly popular name and in recent years has figured prominently in lists detailing frequently adopted male names. According to the US Census in 1990, the name William was fifth in such a list with two and a half per cent of the male population carrying the name.
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anup maurya answered
A very popular male first name William is pronounced WIL-yum. It is of Old German origin, and its meaning is "determined protector." For a long time after the Norman conquest in AD 1066, three out of four English boys were given some form of the conqueror's name, William.

William has remained a royal name in the UK for nearly one thousand years. The firstborn son of the current Prince of Wales is named William.

Some of the famous personalities with the name include - Playwright William Shakespeare; actors William Hurt, Billy Crudup, Bill Pullman; film director Wim Wenders; poet William Blake; author William Faulkner; US Presidents William H. Harrison, William H. Taft, William McKinley; Bill Clinton.

Some of the variant forms are: Bill, Bille, Billie, Billy, Vilhelm, Villem, Wilek, Wiley, Wilhelm, Wilhelmus, Wilkes, Wilkie, Wilkinson, Will, Willem…and many more.
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William Harkin
William Harkin commented
Wullie is a variant of William and is used throughout Scotland,it sounds horrible and is
very guttaral .I should know as I was called it for years.
Yours Willie.
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amber Jhon answered
William is the name of boys. There are two origins of name ,"William" which include German and English. If name William is of Germanic origin then it means will, desire, helmet or protection. In the English origin, William again means will and desire. This shows that although it has two origins but the meaning of name is same in both of the origins.

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A guy who is very controlling and wants the best for his lover but has a weird way to show it
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My name is William and it means helmet/protector meaning a helmet protects things so it is saying you are a helmet for others you protect others.
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This answer is not correct. It means: Will and/or desire + helmet/protection.
It doesn't mean helmet of will or willful helmet; it means will + helmet (2 separate things)
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I donno what it means but my dads name is william and he is strong protective over me and my mum and kinda scary so I'm guessing that is what it means???? I

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On May 12/09 we named our third child this great name. As with our other children (Thomas and Ella) we have already shortened it to Will. It wasn't my first choice of names but how can you not like a William! He will likely be very tall and strong and maybe my 'protector' in the future!
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elizabeth answered
The name william means will helment and it is from teutonic, it is my dads name, a lot of people call him Will. My dad is so cool but he has cancer right now.

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