/wil"yeuhm/, n.
1. a word formerly used in communications to represent the letter W.
2. a male given name: from Germanic words meaning "will" and "helmet."

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(as used in expressions)
Huddie William Ledbetter
Aberhart William
Stephen Valentine Patrick William Allen
Amis Sir Kingsley William
Ashley William Henry
Ashton Sir Frederick William Mallandaine
Barkley Alben William
Bartram William
William Allen Basie
Bateson William
Bayliss Sir William Maddock
Beaumont William
Beckford William
Becknell William
Bentinck William Henry Cavendish Lord
Benton William Burnett
William Berkeley Enos
Berkeley Sir William
Beveridge of Tuggal William Henry 1st Baron
Billings William
Bishop William Avery
Blackstone Sir William
Blair Henry William
Blake William
Bligh William
Bliss William Dwight Porter
Blount William
Bok Edward William
Booth William
Borah William Edgar
Borden Sir Frederick William
Bouguereau William Adolphe
Bowman Sir William
Bradford William
William Warren Bradley
Bragg Sir William Henry
Brennan William Joseph Jr.
Brewster William
Bricker John William
Brown William Wells
Bryan William Jennings
Paul William Bryant
Bryant William Cullen
Buckley William Frank Jr.
Burroughs William Seward
Byrd William
Cadogan William 1st Earl
John William Carson
Caxton William
Cecil William 1st Baron Burghley
Chambers Robert and William
Channing William Ellery
Chase William Merritt
Cheselden William
Cheyne Sir William Watson
Claiborne William
Clarendon George William Frederick Villiers 4th earl of
Clark William
Clemens William Roger
Cobbett William
Coddington William
Cody William Frederick
Collins William Wilkie
Coltrane John William
Congreve William
Charles William Gordon
Coolidge William David
Corman Roger William
Cosgrave William Thomas
Cowper William
Crawford William Harris
Cullen William
Currie Sir Arthur William
D'Arcy William Knox
Dampier William
Davenant Sir William
William D'Avenant
Davies William Robertson
Deming William Edwards
William Harrison Dempsey
William James Dixon
Dodge William Earl
Douglas William Orville
Du Bois William Edward Burghardt
Dunbar William
Durant William James and Ariel
Durant William Crapo
Eccles William Henry
William Clarence Eckstein
William Blake McEdwards
Elgar Sir Edward William
Eliot Charles William
Empson Sir William
Estes William Kaye
William John Evans
Evarts William Maxwell
Ewing William Maurice
Fairbairn Sir William
Faulkner William Cuthbert
William Cuthbert Falkner
Robert William Andrew Feller
Fessenden William Pitt
William Claude Dukenfield
Foster William Zebulon
Fowler William Alfred
William Orville Frizzell
Froude William
Fulbright James William
Gable William Clark
Gaddis William Thomas
Garrison William Lloyd
William Henry Gates III
George William Frederick
Prince William of Denmark
Gibbs William Francis
Gibson William Ford
Gilbert Sir William Schwenck
Giuliani Rudolph William
Glackens William James
Gladstone William Ewart
Godwin William
Golding Sir William Gerald
Goodpasture Ernest William
Gorgas William Crawford
Grace William Gilbert
Green William
Gull Sir William Withey
Gunn Thomson William
Guthrie Sir William Tyrone
William John Clifton
Haley Sir William John
Halsey William Frederick Jr.
Halsted William Stewart
Handy William Christopher
Hanna William Denby and Barbera Joseph Roland
Hardee William Joseph
Harnett William Michael
Harriman William Averell
Harrison William Henry
Hart William S.
William John Hartack
Harvey William
Hawking Stephen William
Haywood William Dudley
Hazlitt William
Hearst William Randolph
Heisman John William
Henley William Ernest
William Sydney Porter
William Benjamin Hogan
Hogarth William
Holley Robert William
William Frederick Hoppe
Howe William Howe 5th Viscount
Howells William Dean
Hull William
Hunt William Holman
Hunter William
Inge William Motter
Christopher William Bradshaw
Jackson William Henry
James William
Johnson Sir William 1st Baronet
William Tass Jones
Jones Sir William
William Henry Pratt
Keen William Williams
Kelly William
Kelvin of Largs William Thomson Baron
Kennedy William
Kidd William
King William's War
King William Lyon Mackenzie
King William Rufus de Vane
Knudsen William Signius
Kunstler William Moses
Labov William
Lanchester Frederick William
Langland William
Laud William
Lawes Henry and William
Leahy William Daniel
Lear William Powell
Lee William
Lily William
Livingston William
Mackenzie William Lyon
Macready William Charles
Mahone William
Maitland Frederic William
Maitland of Lethington William
Mansfield William Murray 1st earl of
Marcy William Learned
Masters William Howell and Johnson Virginia Eshelman
Mauchly John William
Maugham William Somerset
Maxwell William
McAdoo William Gibbs
McGuffey William Holmes
McKinley William
Melbourne of Kilmore William Lamb 2nd Viscount
Mellon Andrew William
Merwin William Stanley
William Mervin Mills
William Mitchell
William Smith Monroe
Morris William
William Joseph Mosconi
Moultrie William
Mount William Sidney
William Francis Murphy
Joseph William Namath
Newcastle upon Tyne William Cavendish 1st duke of
Nicklaus Jack William
Nimitz Chester William
Norris George William
O'Brien William Smith
Ockham William of
William of Occam
Osler Sir William
Paley William Samuel
Paterson William
Penn William
Petrie Sir William Matthew Flinders
Petty Sir William
Pitt William the Elder
Pitt William the Younger
Post Charles William
Powell William
Prescott William Hickling
Procter William Cooper
Prynne William
Quantrill William Clarke
Rankine William John Macquorn
Rayleigh of Terling Place John William Strutt 3rd Baron
Rehnquist William Hubbs
Ella Gwendolen Rees William
William Robinson
Rogers William Penn Adair
Rosecrans William Starke
Ross Sir William David
Rosse William Parsons 3rd earl of
Russell Bertrand Arthur William 3rd Earl Russell
William Felton Russell
Russell William Russell Lord
Safire William
Salesbury William
Sampson William Thomas
Saroyan William
Schuman William Howard
Service Robert William
Seward William Henry
Shakespeare William
Sherman William Tecumseh
Shippen William Jr.
Shirer William Lawrence
Shirley William
Shockley William Bradford
William Lee Shoemaker
Siemens Sir Charles William
Sims William Sowden
Smith William Eugene
Smith William
Stahl Franklin William
Steuben Frederick William Augustus Baron von
Stiegel Henry William
Still William Grant
Stirling William Alexander 1st earl of
Stokes William
William Thomas Strayhorn
Strong William
Styron William
William Ashley Sunday
Symington William Stuart
Symington William
Symons Arthur William
Taft William Howard
Talbot William Henry Fox
Tedder of Glenguin Arthur William Tedder 1st Baron
Tell William
Temple Sir William
Thackeray William Makepeace
William Tatem Tilden
Trevor William
William Trevor Cox
Trimble William David
Tubman William Vacanarat Shadrach
William Cook
Turner Joseph Mallord William
Tweed William Marcy
Robert William Unser
William Louis Veeck
Walker William
Wallace William Sir
Wallack James William
Walton Sir William Turner
Warner William Lloyd
Welch William Henry
Wellman William Augustus
Whewell William
White William Allen
Whitney William Collins
Wilberforce William
William and Mary College of
William the Good
William the Lion
William the Silent
Williams William Carlos
Wilson William Julius
Wordsworth William
Wycherley William
Wyler William
Yancey William Lowndes
William Caleb Yarborough
Yeats William Butler
William Alexander Abbott
Bulwer Sir William Henry Lytton Earle
William Jefferson Blythe IV
William Jefferson Clinton
Northcliffe of Saint Peter Alfred Charles William Harmsworth Viscount
Slim William Joseph 1st Viscount Slim of Yarralumla and Bishopston
Wallace William Roy DeWitt and Lila Acheson

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▪ king of Germany
also called  William Of Holland,  German  Wilhelm Von Holland 
born 1228
died Jan. 28, 1256, near Hoogwoude, Holland

      German king from Oct. 3, 1247, elected by the papal party in Germany as antiking in opposition to Conrad IV and subsequently gaining general recognition. As William II he was also count of Holland, succeeding his father, Count Floris IV, in 1234.

      William was elected German king to succeed Henry Raspe (died Feb. 16, 1247), Pope Innocent IV's nominee to replace Conrad, whom the Pope had declared deposed in 1245. Although crowned at Aachen on Nov. l, 1248, William was king of a minority of the German states until King Conrad decided, late in 1251, to leave Germany for Italy (where he became king of Sicily). On March 25, 1252, William was recognized as king by Albert, duke of Saxony, and by John and Otto, margraves of Brandenburg; further support came in 1254, from the Rhenish League of Cities.

      William's growing strength in the Rhineland caused Archbishop Conrad of Cologne (who had crowned him) to plan his deposition in favour of Otakar II of Bohemia. That conspiracy (late 1254) was checked by Pope Alexander IV.

      As count of Holland, William promoted the urban development of Haarlem, Delft, Middelburg, and Alkmaar, all of which became trading centres. While trying to secure his rule over the Frisians, he was killed in battle.

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