First Names WILLIAM

 

National Statistics

Summary

  • WILLIAM is ranked as the 7th most popular given name in the United States with an estimated population of 2,834,455.
  • This name is in the 99th percentile, this means that nearly 0% of all the first names are more popular.
  • There are 888.94 people named WILLIAM for every 100,000 Americans.
  • This name is most often used as a first name, 99% of the time.
  • Based on the analysis of 100 years worth of data from the Social Security Administration's (SSA) Baby Names database, the estimated population of people named WILLIAM is 2,452,683.
  • The SSA data also shows that WILLIAM is used as a boy's name 100% of the time.

First Names WILLIAM
National Statistics

MyNameStats statistics:

  • Population Est. 2,834,455 +/-0.2%
  • National Rank 7
  • Percentile Rank 1.00
  • Proportion/100k 888.9

SSA Baby Name statistics:

  • Population Estimate 2,452,683
  • National Rank 6
  • Percentile Rank 99.99%
  • Proportion/100k 769.21

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Race and Ethinicity

Summary

The race and Hispanic origin distribution of the people with the name WILLIAM is 80.4% White, 3.5% Hispanic origin, 12.6% Black, 1.5% Asian or Pacific Islander, 1.4% Two or More Races, and 0.6% American Indian or Alaskan Native. These figures should be considered only as a rough estimate. The purpose of this graph is to compare the name's specific race and Hispanic origin distribution to the distribution in the general population of the US.

The vertical blue bars represent the race distribution of people that have the name. The yellow horizontal lines represent the race distribution of the general population. The amount by which the blue bars extend past the yellow horizontal lines determines how likely a person with the name will be part of a given race or Hispanic origin group.

On this basis, the people with the name WILLIAM have a higher likelyhood of being White and a lower likelyhood of being Hispanic origin.

Ethnic and Cultural Name Categories

The first name WILLIAM is included in the following name catgories:
  • US masculine baby name - Social Security Administration
  • Common Swedish masculine given name - SCB Data
  • Common US feminine given name - Census Bureau Data
  • Common Danish masculine given name - DST Data
  • Common US surname - Census Bureau Data
  • Masculine given name
  • Common US masculine given name - Census Bureau Data
  • English masculine given name
  • German masculine given name

Race & Hispanic origin distribution
of the people with the name WILLIAM

Race or Hisp. origin % people named % general pop. % diff.
White 80.4% 63.9% 16.5%
Hispanic origin 3.5% 16.3% -12.8%
Black 12.6% 12.3% 0.3%
Asian or Pacific Islander 1.5% 4.9% -3.4%
Two or more races 1.4% 1.8% -0.4%
American Indian or Alaskan Native 0.6% 0.7% -0.1%
 

State Statistics for Popularity and Rank

Summary

  • The state with the most people named WILLIAM is California where 322,516 people have this name.
  • North Carolina is the state where you are most likely to meet a person named WILLIAM, as 1535.05 in every 100,000 North Carolinians have this name.
  • Highest percentile rank of any state for this name is 99th, this rank was reached in the states of North Carolina.
  • North Carolina is the state with the biggest positive difference between the actual state population and the projected state population based on the national average. (where the blue bar extends past the yellow vertical line) with a difference of 0 more people than projected.
  • The state with the biggest negative difference is North Dakota (where the blue bar does not extend past the yellow vertical line) with a difference of 0 fewer people than projected.
Midwest State Statistics First-Names WILLIAM State Population Proportion/100k Percentile Illinois 75,122 583.22 100.0% Indiana 41,365 627.05 99.9% Iowa 28,498 917.17 100.0% Kansas 12,728 438.3 99.8% Michigan 118,348 1194.25 100.0% Minnesota 46,230 847.14 100.0% Missouri 17,949 599.47 99.9% Nebraska 7,135 379.22 99.6% North Dakota 1,801 243.59 98.5% Ohio 69,499 599.43 100.0% South Dakota 2,122 248.75 98.6% Wisconsin 59,476 1033 100.0%

Midwest States
State stats for the first name WILLIAM

State Pop. Prop/100k %Rank
Illinois 75,122 583.22 100.0%
Indiana 41,365 627.05 99.9%
Iowa 28,498 917.17 100.0%
Kansas 12,728 438.3 99.8%
Michigan 118,348 1194.25 100.0%
Minnesota 46,230 847.14 100.0%
Missouri 17,949 599.47 99.9%
Nebraska 7,135 379.22 99.6%
North Dakota 1,801 243.59 98.5%
Ohio 69,499 599.43 100.0%
South Dakota 2,122 248.75 98.6%
Wisconsin 59,476 1033 100.0%
West State Statistics First-Names WILLIAM State Population Proportion/100k Percentile Alaska 4,794 650.74 99.7% Arizona 36,466 541.72 99.9% California 322,516 831.17 100.0% Colorado 25,642 478.76 99.9% Hawaii 8,284 583.58 100.0% Idaho 7,449 455.72 99.8% Montana 5,075 495.85 99.7% Nevada 14,821 522.02 99.9% New Mexico 10,815 518.56 99.9% Oregon 19,844 499.81 99.9% Utah 8,273 281.13 99.6% Washington 73,055 1034.54 100.0% Wyoming 2,881 493.26 99.6%

West States
State stats for the first name WILLIAM

State Pop. Prop/100k %Rank
Alaska 4,794 650.74 99.7%
Arizona 36,466 541.72 99.9%
California 322,516 831.17 100.0%
Colorado 25,642 478.76 99.9%
Hawaii 8,284 583.58 100.0%
Idaho 7,449 455.72 99.8%
Montana 5,075 495.85 99.7%
Nevada 14,821 522.02 99.9%
New Mexico 10,815 518.56 99.9%
Oregon 19,844 499.81 99.9%
Utah 8,273 281.13 99.6%
Washington 73,055 1034.54 100.0%
Wyoming 2,881 493.26 99.6%
Northeast State Statistics First-Names WILLIAM State Population Proportion/100k Percentile Connecticut 26,646 740.85 100.0% Maine 8,200 616.49 99.9% Massachusetts 49,285 730.64 100.0% New Hampshire 11,670 879.57 99.9% New Jersey 86,365 966.25 100.0% New York 230,545 1167.54 100.0% Pennsylvania 98,181 767.81 100.0% Rhode Island 7,428 703.98 99.9% Vermont 5,410 863.37 99.9%

Northeast States
State stats for the first name WILLIAM

State Pop. Prop/100k %Rank
Connecticut 26,646 740.85 100.0%
Maine 8,200 616.49 99.9%
Massachusetts 49,285 730.64 100.0%
New Hampshire 11,670 879.57 99.9%
New Jersey 86,365 966.25 100.0%
New York 230,545 1167.54 100.0%
Pennsylvania 98,181 767.81 100.0%
Rhode Island 7,428 703.98 99.9%
Vermont 5,410 863.37 99.9%
South State Statistics First-Names WILLIAM State Population Proportion/100k Percentile Alabama 30,030 619.26 100.0% Arkansas 13,876 467.78 99.9% Delaware 8,782 938.59 100.0% Dist. of Columbia 4,632 702.99 100.0% Florida 253,280 1273.19 100.0% Georgia 60,433 598.51 100.0% Kentucky 30,244 685.26 99.9% Louisiana 19,266 414.35 99.9% Maryland 43,702 731.25 100.0% Mississippi 17,949 599.47 99.9% North Carolina 152,644 1535.05 100.0% Oklahoma 15,610 402.52 99.9% South Carolina 33,895 701.4 100.0% Tennessee 40,688 621.25 100.0% Texas 226,169 839 100.0% Virginia 61,550 739.23 100.0% West Virginia 12,785 690.96 99.9%

South States
State stats for the first name WILLIAM

State Pop. Prop/100k %Rank
Alabama 30,030 619.26 100.0%
Arkansas 13,876 467.78 99.9%
Delaware 8,782 938.59 100.0%
Dist. of Columbia 4,632 702.99 100.0%
Florida 253,280 1273.19 100.0%
Georgia 60,433 598.51 100.0%
Kentucky 30,244 685.26 99.9%
Louisiana 19,266 414.35 99.9%
Maryland 43,702 731.25 100.0%
Mississippi 17,949 599.47 99.9%
North Carolina 152,644 1535.05 100.0%
Oklahoma 15,610 402.52 99.9%
South Carolina 33,895 701.4 100.0%
Tennessee 40,688 621.25 100.0%
Texas 226,169 839 100.0%
Virginia 61,550 739.23 100.0%
West Virginia 12,785 690.96 99.9%
 

Full Names with WILLIAM as a First Name

Summary

Shown are the top 20 most likely full names that have WILLIAM as a first name. The length of the bars represents an estimate of the the number of people with the name expressed as a percentage of all the people named WILLIAM.

The most popular full name is WILLIAM Smith. 0.78% of all the people named WILLIAM have this family name.

There are 106782 last names associated with this first name.

Top 20 Last Names
paired with the first name WILLIAM

Rank Full Name % of pop
1 WILLIAM Smith 0.78%
2 WILLIAM Johnson 0.58%
3 WILLIAM Brown 0.49%
4 WILLIAM Jones 0.43%
5 WILLIAM Miller 0.42%
6 WILLIAM Davis 0.39%
7 WILLIAM Wilson 0.30%
8 WILLIAM Moore 0.29%
9 WILLIAM Anderson 0.28%
10 WILLIAM Martin 0.28%
11 WILLIAM Taylor 0.27%
12 WILLIAM Hall 0.26%
13 WILLIAM Thomas 0.26%
14 WILLIAM Thompson 0.25%
15 WILLIAM White 0.25%
16 WILLIAM Lee 0.25%
17 WILLIAM King 0.24%
18 WILLIAM Clark 0.24%
19 WILLIAM Harris 0.22%
20 WILLIAM Hill 0.21%

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