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6k
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Williams

  • Gender: Boy
  • Origin: English
  • #3334 All Time
Girls
Boys

How popular is the name "Williams" in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1880 11 0 11
1881 7 0 7
1882 7 0 7
1883 13 0 13
1884 11 0 11
1885 11 0 11
1886 13 0 13
1887 13 0 13
1888 9 0 9
1889 6 0 6
1890 10 0 10
1891 7 0 7
1892 16 0 16
1893 7 0 7
1894 12 0 12
1895 10 0 10
1896 9 0 9
1897 14 0 14
1898 12 0 12
1899 9 0 9
1900 15 0 15
1901 11 0 11
1902 11 0 11
1903 9 0 9
1904 15 0 15
1905 12 0 12
1906 12 0 12
1907 11 0 11
1908 18 0 18
1909 20 0 20
1910 15 0 15
1911 22 0 22
1912 31 0 31
1913 21 0 21
1914 45 0 45
1915 53 0 53
1916 55 0 55
1917 44 0 44
1918 55 0 55
1919 45 0 45
1920 73 0 73
1921 51 0 51
1922 53 0 53
1923 54 0 54
1924 65 0 65
1925 48 0 48
1926 67 0 67
1927 68 0 68
1928 66 0 66
1929 58 0 58
1930 74 0 74
1931 55 0 55
1932 57 0 57
1933 42 0 42
1934 56 0 56
1935 64 0 64
1936 41 0 41
1937 58 0 58
1938 50 0 50
1939 50 0 50
1940 73 0 73
1941 47 0 47
1942 54 0 54
1943 50 0 50
1944 55 0 55
1945 47 0 47
1946 64 0 64
1947 60 0 60
1948 60 0 60
1949 63 0 63
1950 86 0 86
1951 57 0 57
1952 47 0 47
1953 51 0 51
1954 50 0 50
1955 74 0 74
1956 59 0 59
1957 64 0 64
1958 65 7 58
1959 60 0 60
1960 54 0 54
1961 66 0 66
1962 45 0 45
1963 56 0 56
1964 47 0 47
1965 53 0 53
1966 47 0 47
1967 45 0 45
1968 46 0 46
1969 52 0 52
1970 39 0 39
1971 58 0 58
1972 46 0 46
1973 33 0 33
1974 52 7 45
1975 42 0 42
1976 43 0 43
1977 28 0 28
1978 37 0 37
1979 33 0 33
1980 41 5 36
1981 34 5 29
1982 44 0 44
1983 33 0 33
1984 35 0 35
1985 33 0 33
1986 43 0 43
1987 47 0 47
1988 44 0 44
1989 39 0 39
1990 69 0 69
1991 44 0 44
1992 54 0 54
1993 59 0 59
1994 51 0 51
1995 29 0 29
1996 46 0 46
1997 47 0 47
1998 42 0 42
1999 53 0 53
2000 48 0 48
2001 63 0 63
2002 62 0 62
2003 58 0 58
2004 52 0 52
2005 53 0 53
2006 57 0 57
2007 63 0 63
2008 68 0 68
2009 56 0 56
2010 36 0 36
2011 45 0 45
2012 46 0 46
2013 40 0 40
2014 38 0 38

Want to know about the populiarty of Williams? From 1880 to 2014, the Social Security Administration has recorded 5,657 babies born with the name Williams in the United States. That's more than enough Williams to occupy the territory of Montserrat (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 4,922 (as of May 12, 2011). The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given to 11 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Williams" was in 1950 with a total of 86 babies.

According to the 1971 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Williams" is not a popular baby boy's name in Illinois. Imagine that, only 7 babies in Illinois have the same name as you in 1971. Across the entire United States a total of only 58 babies also bear the same first name during the same year.

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Where is the name Williams popular?

The map shows the relative popularity of the name Williams in each of the states since 1950. Can you guess a name that was popular in the south? Search for the name to check your answer!

Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Williams" mean? The list below shows the origins of Williams as well as things modernly associated with the name Williams such as celebrities named Williams.

English

Origin and Meaning of Williams

The name "Williams" is of English origin, and it means "Son or servant of William". It's a name commonly given to boys.

Alternative Meanings

W is for wise, more tomorrow that today.

I is for inspire, others seek your guidance.

L is for lofty, your ambitions are high!

L is for love, your love of life!

I is for ignite, the fire in you!

A is for affirm, the certainty of knowledge.

M is for mild, your mild and gentle way.

S is for sensational, you know how to make a splash!

Your name in reverse order is "Smailliw". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Swiilaml". How do you pronounce that?

Now try the names of everyone you know including friends, cousins, neighbors, classmates, co-workers or your pets. Even your favorite anime, TV or movie characters! See what their names mean. Remember, this is purely just for fun.

Past life for Williams born Feb 2, 1966

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of North Europe approximately on 1250. Your profession was shepherd, horseman, and forester.

You were a revolutionary type. You inspired changes in any sphere - politics, business, religion, housekeeping. You could have been a leader. You are bound to solve problems regarding pollution of environment, recycling, misuse of raw materials, elimination of radioactivity by all means including psychological methods.

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