William as a First Name

How Common is the First Name William?

We estimate that there are 2,268,640 people named William who are currently alive and were born in the United States. William is the 6th most common for men, and the 6th most common overall.

How Old are People Named William?

The average person named William is 49.25 years old.

Is William a Popular Baby Name Right Now?

11,289 people named William were born in the U.S. in 2022. It was the 6th most popular name for boys, and the 12th most popular overall.

The popularity of William peaked between 1911–1920, when it was the 2nd most popular name for baby boys.

Is William a Boy's Name or a Girl's Name?

William is almost exclusively a male name. 99.6% of people named William are male.

Popularity of William in England

In 2020, William was the 20th most popular name for boys in England and Wales.