|the given name William - used in several of our families|
William comes from the Germanic Willahlem and is made up of the elements wil (will or desire) and helm (helmet, protection). There are several saints, kings, heroes, and writers throughout history named William. To learn more about the given name William and famous men named William (there's William the Conqueror, William Shakespeare, William Butler Yeats and William Wallace - just to name a few) check out Behind the Name. William ranks in the top ten as far as popularity in the following countries: USA, England, Canada, Sweden, and New Zealand. William is the most popular boys name in Australia, Denmark and Norway (although it might be more familiar to in the various countries where the name appears as Liam (Irish), Illiam (Manx), Vilhelm (Swedish and Norwegian) and Gwillym (Welsh).
See you back here tomorrow for the letter X - hmm?!