Meaning and Origin of: William
Boy name origins & meanings:
- Spanish : Resolute, protector
- Teutonic : Valiant protector
Boy name variations
Family name origins & meanings:
- English : from the Norman form of an Old French personal name composed of the Germanic elements wil ‘will’, ‘desire’ + helm ‘helmet’, ‘protection’. This was introduced into England at the time of the Conquest, and within a very short period it became the most popular personal name in England, mainly no doubt in honor of the Conqueror himself.