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William

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English

Etymology

From Anglo-Norman < Old High German Willahelm from willo (will) + helm (helmet).

Pronunciation

  • IPA: /wiljəm/

Proper noun

Singular
William

Plural
-

William

  1. A male given name popular since the Norman Conquest.

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Quotations

  • 1605 William Camden: Remains Concerning Britain. John Russell Smith, 1870. p.98:
    This name hath been most common in England since King William the Conquerour,insomuch that upon a festival day in the Court of King Henry the Second, when Sir William Saint-John, and Sir William Fitz-Hamon, especial Officers, had commanded that none but of the name of William should dine in the great Chamber with them, they were accompanied with a hundred and twenty Williams.

Danish

Etymology

Borrowed from English.

Proper noun

William

  1. A male given name

French

Etymology

Borrowed from English.

Proper noun

William

  1. A male given name

Norwegian

Etymology

Borrowed from English.

Proper noun

William

  1. A male given name

Swedish

Etymology

Borrowed from English.

Proper noun

William

  1. A male given name

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