User comments for William (Famous Bearer Only)

Justice William Rehnquist, who recently passed away, bore this name. Justice Rehnquist was a United States jurist who served as an associate justice in the U.S. Surpreme Court from 1972 to 1986, when he was appointed chief justice (born 1924).
Tbird  9/6/2005
One very famous person who bore this name was William Wallace the great Scotish hero.
swordsmanoffire  10/6/2005
The great Will Smith is named, "William". He is awesome.
kassi42  10/7/2005
Famous bearer is Prince William of England of course! The future king.
― Anonymous User  11/21/2005
William V is probably the name that will be used by the actual Prince William of Wales (William Arthur Philip Louis Mountbatten-Windsor), when he becomes King of Canada.
ctjj.stevenson  1/14/2006
Clark Gable's birth name was William Clark Gable.
ars musica  12/3/2005
William T. Sherman was a Union General in the American Civil War.
breakofday  12/16/2005
William Shakespeare is a famous bearer! I'm proud of my self because I remember that. :-D
Dahlis  1/29/2006
Wilhelm Rontgen, the man who discovered X-Rays, bore a more etymologically correct form of this name.
eekeidee  2/24/2006
William is the name of the lead singer of the Black Eyed Peas.
― Anonymous User  3/6/2006
William was the name of the first Lycan (werewolf) in the "Underworld" movies.
patchworkgirl  3/8/2006
Famous bearer is William McKinley, the 25th President of the United States.
― Anonymous User  3/26/2006
Famous bearer is William Howard Taft, the 27th President of the United States.
― Anonymous User  3/26/2006
Famous bearer is William Wordsworth, a British romantic poet.
― Anonymous User  3/26/2006
William Moseley who plays Peter Pevensie in The Chronicles of Narnia: the Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe is a famous bearer of the name.
Wunderkind_Princess  3/28/2006
William Moseley is a great actor and I hope to see more of him soon!
wefrox  4/6/2006
4 famous bearers are presidents: William H. Taft, William Henry Harrison, William "Bill" Clinton, and William McKinley.
CoBy  4/25/2006
Another famous bearer is explorer William Clark.
CoBy  4/30/2006
William "Will" Turner is from Pirates of the Carribean.
― Anonymous User  7/6/2006
William Jones is a main character in the obscure manga Victorian Romance Emma.
SerasVictoria  7/22/2006
Famous Danish-American actor is William Petersen (Grissomek from CSI).
Maggie_Simpson  7/24/2006
William is Brad Pitt's real first name.
beth16  8/14/2006
William Beckett is the front man of The Academy Is.
pink_floyd_fan  8/25/2006
Prince William the Silent of Orange-Nassau was born is the 1530s and was said to have liberated the Dutch from Spain. The Holland national anthem is written about him.
ekatz7  9/10/2006
I can't believe nobody has mentioned William Thomas Riker, first officer of the USS Enterprise in Star Trek: The Next Generation. Riker is a good man, but rather stubborn. He seems to be a woman magnet as well, but he ends up with Deanna Troi.
Nicola17  9/12/2006
A famous bearer is William Wilberforce who abolished slavery in Great Britain.
― Anonymous User  9/23/2006
William H. Bonney AKA Henry McCarty AKA Billy The Kid is perhaps the most well known outlaw in American history and his death is still being investigated to this day.
stuckonstupid  11/26/2006
William Bradford (1590-1657) was one of America's founding fathers. He was governor of the colony of Plymouth and had a reputaion for dealing fairly with both colonists and Indians.
breakofday  2/6/2007
Fitzwilliam Darcy is the man who is madly in love with Elizabeth Bennet in Jane Austen's Novel "Pride and Prejudice".
So Be It  7/15/2007
William is Bill Weasley's real name. I love this name, in my opinion. It sounds formal, and yet simple. Perfect, really.
stormy_lovegood  8/6/2007
Actors Parker Stevenson & Kirstie Allen have a son William Parker (1992).
Maggie_Simpson  9/22/2007
Actors Mary-Louise Parker and Billy Crudup have a son William Crudup, born 7 January 2004.
Maggie_Simpson  10/8/2007
In the movie "The Patriot" the main character's youngest son's name is William, but I do not know who plays him in the movie. I like this name.
Patricia Underwood  3/20/2008
In the stage musical 'The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee', William Barfee is the name of a competitor. In the initial 2005 Broadway production, the character was portrayed by Dan Fogler. Fogler won a Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Musical for the role, the only cast member to win.
― Anonymous User  4/7/2008
Christa Miller and Bill Lawrence have a son William Lawrence, who was born on 3rd January, 2003.
Emilie007  9/5/2008
William Beckett, lead singer for The Academy Is... (1985-)
Mitsukai  12/7/2008
William "Billy" Corgan Jr., the vocalist and guitarist of the Smashing Pumpkins, bears this name.
― Anonymous User  1/10/2009
A famous bearer of the name is actor William Powell.
Morninglory379  2/5/2009
William Thatcher is the main character in the movie "A Knight's Tale", based on the famed story "The Knight's Tale" from Geoffrey Chaucer's "Canterbury Tales".
erb816  4/19/2009
William Shatner is most famous for his role as Captain James T. Kirk in the original Star Trek series of the late 1960's as well as several Star Trek movies later. His dramatic style is simultaneously respected as a classic character performance and parodied as campy and overdone. He currently can be seen in Priceline commercials.
gorgen_kally  5/26/2009
William Pitt was the youngest prime minister in England's history; he worked closely with William Wilberforce for the abolition of the slave trade.
breakofday  8/2/2009
William Žabka, he was born 20th October 1965, New York City, New York, USA. William's surname is pronounced "ZHAB-kah". His surname means "little frog".
MaggieSimpson  8/22/2009
No one has mentioned William Birkin of the Resident Evil series. He's one of my favorite villains ever. I like the name, too!
JillianNora  8/28/2009
One bearer is William Blake, an English poet and artist.
Sarah_Madeleine  1/12/2010
William Kidd (Captain Kidd) was a famous English privateer accused of turning pirate. He was tried and executed for piracy. In the 20th century, evidence that could of cleared him was found mis-filed in London archives. I read this in a book, "The Pirate Hunter: The True Story of Captain Kidd" by Richard Zachs.
emily  1/14/2010
A famous bearer is American actor William Hurt (born 20 March 1950). He's best known for his Academy Award-winning performance in the film "Kiss of the Spider Woman", as well as addition nominations for "Children of a Lesser God", "Broadcast News", and more recently in "A History of Violence".
AndrewJKD  7/3/2010
The real name of the character of the vampire Spike on 'Buffy the Vampire Slayer' and 'Angel' was William (when he was human).
Kiamari  7/15/2010
William Peter Blatty (b. 7 January 1928) is an American author, best known for his novel "The Exorcist" (1971), which was made into an Academy Award-winning film in 1973.
AndrewJKD  1/30/2011
Sir William Sterndale Bennett (13 April 1816 – 1 February 1875) was an English composer of the Romantic period.
― Anonymous User  4/11/2011
The Duke of Caimbridge (June 21, 1982-)
spendlovesn  5/1/2011
William Tell -the Swiss national hero.
― Anonymous User  6/6/2011
William Moseley. He played Peter in the Narnia films.
writer371  6/6/2011
Sir William Allan (1782-1850) was a Scottish historical painter.
― Anonymous User  7/9/2011
William Baziotes (June 11, 1912 – June 6, 1963) was an American painter influenced by Surrealism and was a contributor to Abstract Expressionism.
― Anonymous User  9/9/2011
William Thomas Beckford (1760-1844) was an English collector, writer and eccentric. At the age of 5 he had piano lessons from the 8 year old Mozart.
― Anonymous User  9/9/2011
Sir Henry William Beechey (1753-1839) was an English portrait painter.
― Anonymous User  9/9/2011
William Behnes (1795-1864) was an English sculptor who made the statue Sir Henry Havelock, 1861, in Trafalgar Square, London.
― Anonymous User  9/10/2011
Willaim Bouguereau (1825-1905) was a French painter who in 1850 won the Prix de Rome.
― Anonymous User  10/10/2011
William de Brailes was an English manuscript illuminator in the 1200s.
― Anonymous User  10/11/2011
Sir William Burrel (1861-1958) was a Scottish art collector.
― Anonymous User  10/14/2011
William Merritt Chase (1849-1916) was an American painter.
― Anonymous User  12/5/2011
William Brodrick is a British author known for the Father Anselm Mysteries.
― Anonymous User  5/14/2012
William H. Macy (born 1950 in Miami, Florida) is an American actor.
― Anonymous User  6/1/2012
William "Bill" Paxton (born 1955 in Fort Worth, Texas) is an American actor and film director.
― Anonymous User  6/1/2012
William Hurt (born 1950 in Washington, DC) is an American actor.
― Anonymous User  6/1/2012
William Bradley "Brad" Pitt (born 1963 in Shawnee, Oklahoma) is an American actor.
― Anonymous User  6/1/2012
William Henry "Bill" Gates III (born 1955 in Seattle, Washington) is an American billionaire businessman. He is the current chairman of Microsoft.
― Anonymous User  6/1/2012
William II (1056-1100), King of England from 1087 until 1100, son of William the Conqueror and Matilda of Flanders.
CarolinW  6/6/2012
William IX, Count of Poitiers (1153-1156) was the oldest son of King Henry II of England and his wife Eleonore of Aquitaine. He died age 2.
CarolinW  6/7/2012
William was the son of King Stephen of England and his wife Matilda.
CarolinW  6/8/2012
William (1765-1837) was the third son of King George III of the UK and his wife Charlotte. He later became King William IV.
CarolinW  6/11/2012
William was the son of King Edward III of England and his wife Philippa of Hainaut.
CarolinW  6/12/2012
William was the name of one of the sons of King Edward III of England and his wife Philippa of Hainaut.
CarolinW  6/12/2012
William (1721-1765) was the son of King George II of Great Britain and his wife Caroline.
CarolinW  6/18/2012
William (1689-1700) was the oldest son of Queen Anne of Great Britain and her husband Prince George of Denmark.
CarolinW  6/18/2012
William Clement Frawley (born 1887 in Burlington, Iowa) was an American actor.
― Anonymous User  8/10/2012
William McChord Hurt (born 1950 in Washington, D.C.) is an American actor.
― Anonymous User  8/10/2012
William Hall Macy, Jr. (born 1950 in Miami, Florida) is an American actor.
― Anonymous User  8/10/2012
American actor James Marsden welcomed a son named William Luca Marsden on December 14, 2012 in Los Angeles, California.
― Anonymous User  12/21/2012
The Just William books by Richmal Crompton.
― Anonymous User  2/23/2013
Actors Willem Dafoe (born William J. Dafoe in 1955), Liam Neeson (born William John Neeson in 1952) and Brad Pitt (born William Bradley Pitt in 1963) bear the name. William was the middle name of Fast & Furious star Paul Walker (Paul William Walker IV 1973-2013).
― Anonymous User  4/25/2014
Louis Tomlinson's middle name is William. He's a member of British boy band One Direction.
― Anonymous User  5/5/2014
William Dunbar is one of the protagonists in Code Lyoko.
― Anonymous User  5/10/2014
William Hartnell, who played the First Doctor in Doctor Who and also appeared in several Carry On films (including the first one).

Also, William Russell, who played First Doctor companion Ian Chesterton, who was originally a science teacher, but eventually became chairman of the school's (Coal Hill) board.
VoraLundar  6/17/2014
One of the signers of the Declaration of Independence was named William Williams. I don't know what his parents were thinking.
JustAnotherFangirl  9/21/2014
William Jack "Will" Poulter is an English actor, notable for his role as Eustace Scrubb in The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader.
― Anonymous User  11/22/2014
William S. Burroughs (1914-1997) was an American writer, known for stream-of-consciousness writing in books such as "The Naked Lunch."
MKemmel  2/14/2015
"If this call is neglected, I am determined to sustain myself as long as possible and die like a soldier who never forgets what is due to his own honor and that of his country -- Victory or Death."

Lieutenant Colonel William B. Travis wrote this famous letter requesting help at the Alamo in February 24, 1836, which never happened aside from maybe a few soldiers who came under their own will from Sam Houston's fleet.
Kamoodle  3/15/2015
Sir William Maddock Bayliss was a famous English physiologist who made some important discoveries about the digestive system in the early 1900's. He is actually one of my third or fourth cousins on my father's side, and before I was married we shared a surname!
― Anonymous User  1/27/2016
In the film "The Patriot", Colonel William Tavington is the tall, dark and handsome villain, played by Jason Isaacs. He is cruel, evil and ruthless, but sexy nonetheless ;) It's one of my favorite films, and the character is intriguing.
― Anonymous User  1/27/2016
Axl Rose was born William Bruce Rose, Jr.
Eileen1209864  6/24/2016
William Woods.
Rainbow  8/29/2016
William Worrall Mayo was a British-American medical doctor and chemist. He is best known for establishing the private medical practice that later evolved into the Mayo Clinic. He was a descendant of a famous English chemist, John Mayow. His sons, William James Mayo and Charles Horace Mayo, established a joint medical practice in Rochester in the U.S. state of Minnesota in the 1880s.
lilolaf  1/25/2017
William Lai, also known by his romanised name Lai Ching-te, is a Taiwanese politician and the incumbent mayor of Tainan. He took office on 25 December 2010, after the municipality was created from the merger of Tainan City and Tainan County. He served as a legislator in the Legislative Yuan from 1999 to 2010.
lilolaf  3/17/2017
William "Will" Champion is a British musician and multi-instrumentalist. He is best known as the drummer and backing vocalist for the rock band Coldplay. William Champion was born in Southampton, Hampshire, England, on 31 July 1978 and was brought up in the Highfield suburb of the city, close to the University of Southampton, where his father, Timothy Champion, is a professor of archaeology; his mother, Sarah Champion, was also an archaeologist.
cutenose  4/17/2017
William Murray "Trip" Hawkins III is an American entrepreneur and founder of Electronic Arts, The 3DO Company, and Digital Chocolate. Hawkins designed his own undergraduate major at Harvard University in Strategy and Applied Game Theory.
cutenose  5/20/2017
William Ralph "Will" Wright is an American video game designer and co-founder of the former game development company Maxis, and then part of Electronic Arts. In April 2009, he left EA to run Stupid Fun Club Camp, an entertainment think tank in which Wright and EA are principal shareholders.
cutenose  5/20/2017
Willian "Will" Lindsay was a bassist and guitarist for many bands including Wolves in the Throne Room, Nachtmystium, Middian, and Lord Mantis to name a few.
Loyal_Rage  6/30/2017
William Kumpai Hosokawa was a Japanese American writer and journalist. While interned at the Heart Mountain Relocation Center, he was the editor of the concentration camp's newspaper, The Heart Mountain Sentinel. After being freed from the camp in 1943, Hosokawa worked as a columnist and editor at The Denver Post for 38 years. He retired from the newspaper industry in 1992, at the age of 77.
lilolaf  7/28/2017

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