Meaning : Strong-willed Warrior, Derived from the two German words "wil" and "helm" which mean will or desire and protection., Will, desire; helmet, protection,
Pronunciation : WILL yum, WIL-ee-əm, WIL-yəm , (WIH-ly-ahm),
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Likely the most successful of all Old French names of Germanic origin that were introduced to England by the Normans. The fact that it was borne by the Conqueror himself does not seem to have inhibited its favour with the 'conquered' population; in the first century after the Conquest it was the commonest male name of all, and not only among the Normans. Overtaken by John in the later Middle Ages, William has continued to keep pace in second place until the 20th century. Famous bearers include William Shakespeare (playwright), William Wallace (Scottish patriot) and Price William.
and flow in usage, but William has remained popular pretty much ever since it came into play. It comes from the Germanic Wilhelm, which breaks down into “will/desire” (wil) and “protection/helmet” (helm). Oddly enough, the name became wildly popular in England after the Norman invader William the Conqueror stormed in and took control in 1066. Since then, the name’s never really left common usage. It became so popular, in fact, that rumor tells of a Normandy Christmas event hosted by Henry the Young King in the twelfth century where 110 knights named William gathered for dinner and refused to allow anyone into the room with them unless they were named…you guessed it, William. In the US, it’s been in the top 20 since at least 1880, and barely dropped out of the top five until the ’60s and the top 20 in the ’80s and ’90s. It’s currently moving back up, with some thanks likely owed to Prince William of the British Royal Family. Popular nicknames include Will and Bill, but the trendy Liam is another good option.
From the Germanic name Willahelm, which was composed of the elements wil "will, desire" and helm "helmet, protection". Saint William of Gellone was an 8th-century cousin of Charlemagne who became a monk. The name was common among the Normans, and it became extremely popular in England after William the Conqueror was recognized as the first Norman king of England. It was later borne by three other English kings, as well as rulers of Scotland, Sicily (of Norman origin), the Netherlands and Prussia. Other famous bearers include William Wallace, a 13th-century Scottish hero, and William Tell, a legendary 14th-century Swiss hero. In the literary world it was borne by dramatist William Shakespeare (1564-1616), poet William Blake (1757-1827), poet William Wordsworth (1770-1850), dramatist William Butler Yeats (1865-1939), author William Faulkner (1897-1962), and author William S. Burroughs (1914-1997).
Definition funny of WIlliam:
The perfect boyfriend; someone who will stay on the phone with you just because, someone who opens doors for you, someone who makes you feel warm and fuzzy inside whenever you're near them. They generally are funny, and tease you a lot. But you never care.
My William makes me so happy!
A charismastic, charming, handsome, respectful and chivalrous gentleman of high upbringing. A 'Prince Charming' so to speak in many aspects.
My god...he was the man of my dreams...such a William...
1. An English name coming from the German name, Vilhelm, literally meaning will(desire, will) and helmet (protection). It has many variants in over 50 languages. Variants include but are not limited to: Wilhelm, Vilhelm, Guillaume, Guillermo, Guglielmo, and Guilherme Nicknames for William include: Will, Bill, and Billiam. According to the 1990 U.S. Census the name William is the 5th most popular first name with 2.451% of the male population Many famous and successful people have been/are named William. 1. Bill Gates (richest man in the world) 2. Bill Clinton (Former president) 3. William the Conqueror (conqueror of England in 1066) 4. William Shakespeare (greatest writer of the English language) 5. King William of Prussia (Emperor of Germany before WWI) A fine name, if I do say so myself.
I asked him what he would name his child, and he responded, "William".
an amazing, unique, funny guy. knows when to be serious but rarely do you see this side of him. always a smile for everyone he sees. this is the type of guy who any girl would like to marry because he is caring towards everyone. he is one of a kind, jokester, charming, loving, caring, handsome, he is all over the best guy you will ever meet in your life.
Songs about WIlliam:
Ballad of William Worthy - Phil Ochs
William - The Others
William, It Was Really Nothing - The Smiths
The Anthem (feat. William Murphy) by Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship International Ministry of Worship from the Album One Sound
William Tell Overture by Arthur Fiedler;Boston Pops Orchestra from the Album Classics - Greatest Hits
Hazy (Featuring William Fitzsimmons) by Rosi Golan from the Album The Drifter and the Gypsy
It's Working (Originally Performed by William Murphy) [110bpm Click Track] by Fruition Music Inc. from the Album Gospel Click Tracks for Musicians Vol. 17
The Lone Ranger - William Tell Overture by City Of Prague Philharmonic from the Album The Magnificent Westerns
Finale (William Tell Overture) by Hans Zimmer from the Album The Lone Ranger
William Tell Overture (Finale) by National Philharmonic Orchestra from the Album Reader's Digest Music: William Tell: Classic Overtures
Books about WIlliam:
William Shakespeare's Star Wars Trilogy: The Royal Imperial Boxed Set: Includes Verily, A New Hope; The Empire... by Ian Doescher (Oct 28, 2014)
A Starstruck Kiss: (Jess and William: Book 1) (Wrapped Up in Love) by Lauren Blakely (Sep 28, 2014)
William Shakespeare's Star Wars by Ian Doescher (Jul 2, 2013)
William Kentridge: Secondhand Reading by William Kentridge (Oct 31, 2014)
William Wells Brown: An African American Life by Ezra Greenspan (Oct 6, 2014)
William Shakespeare's The Jedi Doth Return by Ian Doescher (Jul 1, 2014)
William Shakespeare's The Empire Striketh Back (William Shakespeare's Star Wars Trilogy) by Ian Doescher (Mar 18, 2014)
Movies about WIlliam:
Destiny: An Unauthorized Story on Prince William 2012 NR CC - Runtime: 50 mins Directed by: Tim Nelson
William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream 2008 PG-13 CC - Runtime: 2 hrs 1 min Starring: Kevin Kline, Michelle Pfeiffer, et al. Directed by: Michael Hoffman
Hollywood Collection: William Holden The Golden Boy 2011 NR CC - Runtime: 1 hr Directed by: Unavailable
William & Kate 2011 TV-14 CC - Runtime: 1 hr 27 mins Directed by: Konigsberg Company
Missing William 2014 PG CC - Runtime: 1 hr 31 mins Starring: Brandon Routh, Courtney Ford, et al. Directed by: Kenn MacRae
The Boy Who Drew Cats, Told by William Hurt with Music by Mark Isham 2012 NR CC - Runtime: 30 mins Starring: William Hurt and Mark Isham Directed by: Unavailable
William and Mary Series 1 2003 NR - Directed by: Jean Stewart
Famous about WIlliam:
Prince William - heir to the British throne
William “Bill” Clinton - former US President
William Shakespeare - playwright
William Shatner - actor
William Faulkner - author
Wiki information WIlliam:
William I, usually known as William the Conqueror and sometimes William the Bastard, was the first Norman King of England, reigning from 1066 until his death in 1087. The descendant of Viking raiders, he had been Duke of Normandy since 1035 under the...
William III was a sovereign Prince of Orange of the House of Orange-Nassau by birth. From 1672, he governed as Stadtholder William III of Orange over Holland, Zeeland, Utrecht, Gelderland, and Overijssel of the Dutch Republic. From 1689 he reigned as...