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Percentage of newborns named William each year


Boys vs Girls

99.62%
Male

0.38%
Female

William is predominantly a boys name, with 0.38% of Williams being girls, and 99.62% being boys.

In the United States there have been a total of 4150197 males named William, and 16007 females given the name

Popularity of William by state:

This chart shows the maximum percentage of babys named William in each state. Lighter colors indicate higher percentages and popularity, while lower colors indicate less popularity.
Lighter = More Popular
Darker = Less Popular
Blank States = Few to None

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Names Similar to William

Rank Name Global Rank
1. Waylon 344
2. Waylan 3572
3. Waylen 3572
4. Waylin 3572
5. Waylyn 3572
6. Waylynn 3572
7. Weylin 3572
8. Weylyn 3572

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William: Baby name popularity graph, 1880-2018


The below graph, labeled 'Percentage named William' is a graph showing the overall ranking of the boys name William in the USA from 1880-2018. 1 being the highest and most popular, 40337 being the lowest and least used. Through these years over 40337 unique total names have been given to boys living in the United States so far. William's average ranking is 7.35, with it's highest ever rank being #. William has reach the top 10 most popular boys name 107 times, and has reached the top hundred names 139 times.

William has been used in the United States ever since 1880, with over 4166204 boys given the name in the past 200 years. William gained the most popularity as a baby name in 1912, when it's usage went up by 120.17%. During this year, 19626 babies were named William, which was 2.0534% of the baby boys born in the USA that year. The most the names popularity ever grew to was 4.903%, in this year alone more than 67000 boys were named William.

Popular 'W' Names for Boys

Boys names starting with 'W'

Listed below are the 20 most commonly used baby names begining with W. These boys names are ordered by their overall popularity of recently named babies in the United states. Also listed is their their rank compared to other 'W' names, their over all rank among all boy names, the total number of baby boys expected to be given this name in 2018, and the total percentage of boys given this name.

Name 'W-Name' Rank Overall Rank Total Named Percentage named
William 1. 6. 15668 0.433%
Wyatt 2. 44. 9514 0.263%
Wesley 3. 198. 3407 0.094%
Weston 4. 204. 3383 0.094%
Waylon 5. 344. 2041 0.056%
Walter 6. 570. 1163 0.032%
Walker 7. 635. 1044 0.029%
Warren 8. 785. 823 0.023%
Wade 9. 822. 785 0.022%
Winston 10. 951. 645 0.018%
Wilson 11. 1274. 438 0.012%
Wilder 12. 1560. 337 0.009%
Wayne 13. 1594. 327 0.009%
Willie 14. 1730. 290 0.008%
Westin 15. 1795. 274 0.008%
Will 16. 1795. 274 0.008%
Westley 17. 1996. 234 0.006%
Wesson 18. 2194. 204 0.006%
Wallace 19. 2249. 196 0.005%
Wes 20. 2616. 159 0.004%

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