Williams

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English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈwɪli.əmz/, /ˈwɪljəmz/

Etymology 1[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Williams (countable and uncountable, plural Williamses)

  1. A surname​.
    1. An English patronymic surname​ of common usage in Wales and England.
    2. An Irish patronymic surname, an adopted anglicization of Mac Uilliam (McWilliam)
  2. A placename.
    1. A place in the United States.
      1. A city in Arizona; named for frontiersman Old Bill Williams.
      2. A city in Colusa County, California; named for early resident W. H. Williams.
      3. A city in Iowa.
      4. A city in Minnesota; named for early settlers William Mason and George Williams.
      5. A town in South Carolina.
      6. A census-designated place in Lawrence County, Indiana; named for postmaster Byrd E. Williams.
      7. A census-designated place in Josephine County, Oregon; named for nearby Williams Creek, itself for Army Captain Robert Williams.
      8. An unincorporated community in Modoc County, California.
      9. An unincorporated community in Adams County, Indiana.
      10. A ghost town in Nebraska; named for the founders' son, William.
      11. A river in Oregon.
      12. A river in Vermont; named for Puritan minister John Williams.
      13. A river in West Virginia.
    2. A place in Australia.
      1. A town in Western Australia; named for the nearby Williams River.
      2. A river in New South Wales.
      3. A river in Western Australia; probably named for William IV of the United Kingdom.
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Statistics[edit]
  • According to the 2010 United States Census, Williams is the 3rd most common surname in the United States, belonging to 1,625,252 individuals. Williams is most common among Black/African American (47.7%) and White (45.8%) individuals.

Etymology 2[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Williams

  1. plural of William

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English Williams.

Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Williams

  1. A surname​.

Hungarian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ ˈvilijɛms]
  • Hyphenation: Wil‧li‧ams
  • Rhymes: -ɛms

Proper noun[edit]

Williams

  1. An English and Welsh surname.
    Tennessee Williams

Declension[edit]

Inflection (stem in -e-, front unrounded harmony)
singular plural
nominative Williams Williamsek
accusative Williamset Williamseket
dative Williamsnek Williamseknek
instrumental Williamsszel Williamsekkel
causal-final Williamsért Williamsekért
translative Williamsszé Williamsekké
terminative Williamsig Williamsekig
essive-formal Williamsként Williamsekként
essive-modal
inessive Williamsben Williamsekben
superessive Williamsen Williamseken
adessive Williamsnél Williamseknél
illative Williamsbe Williamsekbe
sublative Williamsre Williamsekre
allative Williamshez Williamsekhez
elative Williamsből Williamsekből
delative Williamsről Williamsekről
ablative Williamstől Williamsektől
non-attributive
possessive - singular
Williamsé Williamseké
non-attributive
possessive - plural
Williamséi Williamsekéi
Possessive forms of Williams
possessor single possession multiple possessions
1st person sing. Williamsem Williamseim
2nd person sing. Williamsed Williamseid
3rd person sing. Williamse Williamsei
1st person plural Williamsünk Williamseink
2nd person plural Williamsetek Williamseitek
3rd person plural Williamsük Williamseik

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