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Williams - Meaning of Williams

What does Williams mean?

[ 2 syll. wi-(l)liam(s), wil-lia-ms ] The baby boy name Williams is pronounced as WIHLYAHMZ †. Williams has its origins in the Germanic language and it is used largely in English. Williams is a variant form of the English and French William.

See also the related category germanic (german).

Williams is unusual as a baby name for boys. Its usage peaked modestly in 1909 with 0.011% of baby boys being named Williams. Its ranking then was #612. The baby name has since experienced a substantial drop in frequency, and is of only irregular use today. In 2018, among the group of boy names directly related to Williams, William was the most widely used.

A baby name that sounds like Williams is the Hawaiian Wiliama.

† Pronunciation for Williams: W as in "we (W.IY)" ; IH as in "it (IH.T)" ; L as in "lay (L.EY)" ; Y as in "you (Y.UW)" ; AH as in "mud (M.AH.D)" ; M as in "me (M.IY)" ; Z as in "zoo (Z.UW)"


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