William is a name with English origins. The meaning of the name William is strong-willed warrior
William is the English version of the German Wilhelm. Common nicknames for the name William include Will and Bill. Other nicknames include Willy, Billy, and Liam; William is often abbreviated as Wm.
There are several British royals that have been named William, including Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, and future King of England. The first William of England was also known as William the Conqueror. There were also royal Williams in The Netherlands, Sicily, Germany, and Luxembourg. American presidents include William Jefferson Clinton, William Henry Harrison, and William Howard Taft. William Shakespeare is probably the most famous William. Will.i.am is an American Musician from the group the Black Eyed Peas.
Fictional characters include Baby William from the X-files ad Will Tuner from Pirates of the Caribbean. William Brown is the name titular character of the Just William series of books.
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