William is the Anglicized version of the name Willehelm, which was first used in German and French. The name is typically understood to mean "will," "determination," and "protector," and can be translated to "resolute protector." The name has long remained a royal name within the United Kingdom and is consistently within the top 10 names in the United States.
Similar Names: Will, Willy, Bill, Billy
Famous William Names: William Shatner (actor), William Faulkner (author)