Name Meaning

"Strong-willed warrior." The name is of Old German origin but became popular in English after the Norman conquest of England in 1066. Well-known Williams: Several kings of England and U.S. presidents; William Shakespeare; Bill Gates; actor Will Smith.







Famous Namesakes

President William Jefferson Clinton, Playwright William Shakespeare, Actor William Hurt, Poet William Yeats, Poet Wiliam Blake, Actor William Macy, Writer William Faulkner

Celebrity Babies

Son of Billy Bob Thornton, Son of Abraham Lincoln, Son of Billy Crudup, Son of Kimberly Williams, Son of Mel Gibson, Son of Mary-Louise Parker, Son of Colin Firth, Son of Christompher Reeve

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