What Does The Name Gilliam Mean?


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This interesting name is of Norman (French) origin, being of the English form of the French male personal name "Guillaume", aka "William". The name was brought to England after the Conquest of 1066. A variety of surnames were generated from "William", which is itself derived from the Germanic name "Wilhelm", composed of the elements "wil", will, desire, and "helm", helmet, . The forms "Gilham", "Gillham", "Gilliam", "Gillam" and "Gillum" all from the Old French "Guillaume". The first recorded family name is that of Peter Gillame, dated 1276, from the "Calendar of Letter Books of the City of London", during the reign of HRH Edward 1, known as "The Hammer of the Scots". Throughout the centuries, surnames in every country have continued to "evolve" often leading to amazing variations of the original spelling.
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Gilliam is simply a variation of the name William, which is derived from the Germanic name Wilhelm, that is a combination of the words 'wil' meaning 'will desire', and 'helm' meaning 'helmet' or 'protection'. This name came to be used in England via the Normans.

It is the name of many places in the United Sates. It is also a common surname. A famous namesake would be Terry Gilliam, the film director. His full name is Terence Vance William and he took birth on the 22nd of November in the year 1940. He is an American-born English director and animator. He is also a part of the comedy set Monty Python. He is the sole American in the group which is fully composed of English members otherwise.

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