WILLIAM

American Surname Summary Data for WILLIAM

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 17,164 1923 0.006 64
United States (1880 census) 11,612 509 0.023 232
Change since 1880 +5552 -1414 -0.017 -168
Other Countries
Australia 119 12245 0.001 7
United Kingdom 926 5599 0.002 20

Notes
  • Total is the total number of people with that surname.
  • Rank is the position in the list of names ordered by total (eg, a rank of 1 means that it's the most common name, and a rank of 10 means it's the tenth most common, etc).
  • Frequency is the percentage of people with that surname.
  • Per million people is the number of people with that surname per million of the population.

'N/A' indicates that we don't have data for this name (usually because it's quite uncommon and our stats don't go down that far). It doesn't mean that there's no-one with that name at all!

For less common surnames, the figures get progressively less reliable the fewer holders of that name there are. This data is aggregated from several public lists, and some stats are interpolated from known values. The margin of error is well over 100% at the rarest end of the table!

For less common surnames, the frequency and "per million" values may be 0 even though there are people with that name. That's because they represent less than one in a million of the population, which ends up as 0 after rounding.

It's possible for a surname to gain in rank and/or total while being less common per million people (or vice versa) as there are now more surnames in the USA as a result of immigration. In mathematical terms, the tail has got longer, with a far larger number of less common surnames.

Similar Names

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as WILLIAM.

This does not necessarily imply a direct relationship between the names, but may indicate names that could be mistaken for this one when written down or misheard.

The most likely matches are shown first.

WILLAME
WILLIAMA
WILLIAN
WILLIAMON
WILLIMAS
WILLIAMS
WOLLAM
WILHAM
WILLMAN
WILLIANS
WILIAMS
WILLIAMIS
WILLIA
QUILLIAM
WHALAN
WHALEN
WHEELAN
WALWYN
WHELAN
WHEELEN
WILHELMY
WILHELMI
WILHELM
WILEN
WILEMON
WILEMAN
WHELIHAN
WHELEHAN
WALN
WALMAN
KILLIAN
KILLAM
ILLIAN
HILLIAN
GWILLIM
WYLAM
GILLIM
GILLIAN
GILLIAM
LILLIAN
MILLIAN
WALLMAN
WALLIN
WALLEN
WALIN
WALEN
WALEMA
WAHLMAN
WAHLEN
PULLIAM

Matches are generated automatically by a combination of Soundex, Metaphone and Levenshtein matching.

Common Misspellings and Typos

The following words are slight variants of WILLIAM that are likely to be possible typos or misspellings in written material.

WILLAIM WLILIAM IWLLIAM WILLIA WILLIAA WILLIAMA WILLIAME WILLIAMI WILLIAMO