Name: Williams

Origin and Meaning of the Name Williams

  • Meaning:
    Son of William
  • Origin:
  • Gender:
    Boy
  • Pronunciation:
    (WIL yumz)
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Miscellaneous Info for Williams

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  • Used in:
    English speaking countries
  • Additional Info:
    Williamson is a patronymic surname - that is, a surname derived from a father's name to indicate descent. It means 'son of William', and is common in England and Wales. For more information on the name William itself, see that name's profile.

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