from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • William 1882-1951. German crown prince. The son of Emperor William II, he commanded troops in the Battle of Verdun (1916) and renounced the crown at the close of World War I.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. A male given name popular since the Norman Conquest.


From Anglo-Norman Willame, from Old High German Willahelm, from willo ("will") + helm ("helmet"). (Wiktionary)



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