Meaning: Strong Willed
Main Origin Language: English
In 2017 the name William...
• was given to 14,904 baby boys
• was the 3rd most popular name for baby boys
• was 21% less popular than it was ten years ago
• was most popular in Mississippi, Oklahoma, and Kentucky
• was least popular in Arizona, Nevada, and California
Babies Named William Born Per Year
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Historically the name William...
• achieved it's highest popularity in 1950
• achieved it's lowest popularity in 2017
• is 71% less common in the 2010s than it was in the 1950s
• is 23% less common in the 2010s than it was in the 1990s
Rank Popularity of Baby Name William Per State
Geographically the name William...
• 23% more popular east of the Mississippi than west of the Mississippi
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