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William Name Meaning and Origin

William Name Meaning and Origin

Name Meaning

Resolute protector, strong-willed warrior

Name Origin


The name William means 'resolute protector' or 'strong-willed warrior'. It originates from the Germanic language and has a long history of usage in English-speaking countries.

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William Phonetic Appeal

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William is easy to pronounce with clear enunciation and a familiar sound.

Name Melody Rating:

The two syllables in William flow smoothly and have a balanced rhythm.

Famous People Named William

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● William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare, the renowned English playwright and poet, is often considered the greatest writer in the English language. His works include plays like 'Romeo and Juliet' and 'Hamlet'.

● William Wallace

William Wallace was a Scottish knight who became one of the main leaders during the First War of Scottish Independence against England. He is a national hero in Scotland.

● William Wordsworth

William Wordsworth was a major English Romantic poet who, with Samuel Taylor Coleridge, helped to launch the Romantic Age in English literature with their joint publication 'Lyrical Ballads'.

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Potential Negative Connotations of William

The name William does not typically evoke negative connotations or associations. It is a classic and timeless name that is widely respected and admired.

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