William

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Male Male Name

Usage

Sweden Swedish
Denmark Danish
Norway Norwegian
Finland Finnish
Iceland Icelandic
Faroe Islands Faroese
Greenland Greenlandic

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Origin and Meaning

English form of Wilhelm (see Willihelm) [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6]

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See also Jami, Liam, Maximiliam, Williot, Wilson

For female forms see Williamina

Patronyms [What's That?]

Male

Williaminpoika Finland
Williamsen Denmark Norway
Williamson Norway Sweden
Williamssen Norway
Williamsson Iceland Norway Sweden

Female

Williamintytär Finland
Williamsdatter Denmark Norway
Williamsdotter Sweden
Williamsdóttir Iceland

Grammar

Denmark - Danish
Nominative: William
Genitive: Williams
Finland - Finnish
Nominative: William
Genitive: Williamin
Partitive: Williamia
Iceland - Icelandic
Nominative: William
Accusative: William
Dative: William
Genitive: Williams
Norway - Norwegian
Nominative: William
Genitive: Williams
Sweden - Swedish
Nominative: William
Genitive: Williams

Name Days

Norway Norway

28 May

Finland (Swedish Language)Finland (Swedish Language) Finland (Swedish Language)

6 April

Sweden Sweden

6 April

Further Information

Earliest Documented Usage

Strongest Period of Usage

Predominant Regional Usage

Namesakes

  • William Walt Rosenberg (12 February 1920 – 6 November 2014), Danish actor

Statistics

Name Count per Country (What's this?)

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Country
Commonness
Commonness
Total Female ♀ Male ♂
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
Sweden Sweden[10]
27175 47415 30 92 27145 47323
Denmark Denmark[8]
13203
n.a.
1
n.a.
13202
n.a.
Finland Finland[11]
n.a.
7435
n.a.
8
n.a.
7427
Greenland Greenland[12]
61 159
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
Iceland Iceland[13]
62 131
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
Norway Norway[14]
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
8815
n.a.
  #: count of main first name only
  &: count of both main and additional first names
Name counts are approximate as statistics normally is not published
for names given to less than 3 or 5 persons per country.

 

Recent Statistics Trend

Name statistics for William (m) Sources: [10][8][14][11]

Top List Ranking

Name top list ranking for William (m) Sources: [15]

Norwegian Historic Statistics Trend

Norwegian historic statistics for William (m)

Swedish Regional Distribution

Regional distribution of William (m) in Sweden in the year 1880. Swedish Regional Distribution for William (m)


References

  1. Kristoffer Kruken og Ola Stemshaug: Norsk Personnamnleksikon (1995)
  2. 2.0 2.1 Roland Otterbjörk: Svenska förnamn (1979)
  3. Árni Dahl: Navnabókin (2005)
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 Eva Villarsen Meldgaard: Den store navnebog (2004)
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 Eva Brylla: Förnamn i Sverige (2004)
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 Gulbrand Alhaug: 10 001 navn - Norsk fornavnleksikon (2011)
  7. Mannanafnaskrá at island.is, http://www.island.is
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 8.3 Danmarks Statistik, National statistics office of Denmark, http://www.dst.dk
  9. © Nordic Names (Swedish Statistics - Regional Distribution)
  10. 10.0 10.1 Statistiska Centralbyrån, National statistics office of Sweden, http://www.scb.se/
  11. 11.0 11.1 Väestörekisterikeskus, National Population Register Centre of Finland, http://www.vrk.fi
  12. Grønlands Statistik, Statistics office of Greenland, http://www.stat.gl/
  13. Hagstofa Íslands, National statistics office of Iceland, http://www.hagstofan.is/
  14. 14.0 14.1 Statistisk Sentralbyrå, National statistics office of Norway, http://www.ssb.no
  15. details see Name Statistic tables