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Origin

  • Germanic

Meaning/history

  • From will and helmet implying strong protection

Nicknames

  • Will,
  • Bill,
  • liam,
  • Billy,
  • Willy,
  • Wills,
  • Willie,
  • Billy Wizz,
  • Bilbo Baggins,
  • Billster,
  • Guillemme,
  • Wilks,
  • Wilfy,
  • Guillaume

Interesting Williams

  • Shakespeare,
  • Will Self,
  • William the Conqueror,
  • Just William,
  • Prince William,
  • will smith,
  • Billy Connolly,
  • Billy Idol,
  • William Blake,
  • will young,
  • William Shakespeare,
  • William Tell,
  • Will Turner,
  • King William of Orange,
  • William Pitt the younger,
  • William Wallace

Unfortunate Williams

  • William Rufus,
  • King William the Bastard

William goes well with

Middle names/Siblings/Partners

  • Alexandra,
  • George,
  • Henry,
  • James, Michael,
  • Maximillian,
  • Arthur,
  • Freddie,
  • Alistair,
  • Freya,
  • Madeline,
  • Ethan

When I hear William
I think of...

  • Kings,
  • "William, It Was Really Nothing",
  • 'Just William',
  • Yet another William,
  • Good looking lad,
  • Aristocrat,
  • Gorgeous scrummy boy
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