- Ben Ames [eymz] /eɪmz/, 1889–1953, U.S. novelist and short-story writer.
- BertEgbert Austin Williams, 1876?–1922, U.S. comedian and songwriter.
- Charles MelvinCootie, 1910–85, U.S. jazz trumpeter and bandleader.
- Daniel Hale,1858–1931, U.S. surgeon and educator: performed first successful heart surgery 1893.
- ElizabethBetty, born 1943, Northern Irish peace activist: Nobel prize 1976.
- Em·lyn [em-lin] /ˈɛm lɪn/, 1905–87, Welsh playwright and actor.
- Eric Eustace,1911–81, Trinidadian politician: first prime minister of Trinidad and Tobago 1962–81.
- G. Men·nen [men-uh n] /ˈmɛn ən/, 1911–88, U.S. politician and diplomat.
- Hank,1923–53, U.S. country-and-western singer, musician, and composer.
- John Towner,born 1932, U.S. composer and conductor.
- Ralph Vaughan. Vaughan Williams, Ralph.
- Roger,1603?–83, English clergyman in America: founder of Rhode Island colony 1636.
- Serena,born 1981, U.S. tennis player (sister of Venus Williams).
- TennesseeThomas Lanier Williams, 1911–83, U.S. dramatist.
- Theodore SamuelTed, 1918–2002, U.S. baseball player.
- Venus,born 1980, U.S. tennis player (sister of Serena Williams).
- William,1731–1811, U.S. merchant and revolutionary statesman.
- William Car·los [kahr-lohs] /ˈkɑr loʊs/, 1883–1963, U.S. poet and novelist.
- a word formerly used in communications to represent the letter W.
- a male given name: from Germanic words meaning “will” and “helmet.”
Examples from the Web for williams
Like many I spoke to, Williams seemed to desire a reorientation of policing, rather than just a reduction.Ground Zero of the NYPD Slowdown
January 1, 2015
The younger man rolled down his window to receive the approaching Williams “to see what he wanted.”
In keeping with the facade, Williams showed himself to be dedicated preacher who “knows his scripture.”
The victim, whom The Daily Beast is not naming, asked what Williams wanted and the pastor allegedly “reached in and grabbed him.”
As a way to be more available to needy souls outside the church, Williams took a clerk job at Walgreens pharmacy.
Williams was on the point of replying when Mr. Sanders entered.
Williams and Lawson had, as Hardy predicted, been a source of great annoyance to George.
Williams, Gunby, and Howard, all strove in vain to bring it to order.A Sketch of the Life of Brig. Gen. Francis Marion
William Dobein James
I went, as usual, but Mr. Williams was there himself, so I came back at once.
Seated at it was Mr. Williams; and a few words of explanation ensued.
- Hank, real name Hiram Williams. 1923–53, US country singer and songwriter. His songs (all 1948–52) include "Jambalaya", "Your Cheatin' Heart", and "Why Don't you Love me (like you Used to Do?)"
- John. born 1941, Australian classical guitarist, living in Britain
- John (Towner). born 1932, US composer of film music; his scores include those for Jaws (1975), Star Wars (1977), E.T. (1982), Schindler's List (1993), Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (2001), and Memoirs of a Geisha (2005)
- Ralph Vaughan. See (Ralph) Vaughan Williams
- Raymond (Henry). 1921–88, British literary critic and novelist, noted esp for such works as Culture and Society (1958) and The Long Revolution (1961), which offer a socialist analysis of the relationship between society and culture
- Robbie, full name Robert Peter Williams. born 1974, British pop singer and songwriter. A member of Take That (1990–95; and from 2010), he found solo success with "Angels" (1997) and the albums Life Thru a Lens (1997), Swing When You're Winning (2001), and Escapology (2002)
- Robin (McLaurim). born 1951, US film actor and comedian; films include Good Morning, Vietnam (1987), Dead Poets' Society (1989), Mrs Doubtfire (1993), and Insomnia (2002)
- Rowan (Douglas). Baron. born 1950, Archbishop of Canterbury (2002–2012); Archbishop of Wales (2000–02)
- Serena . born 1981, US tennis player, sister of Venus Williams: since 1999 she has won sixteen Grand Slam singles titles, including the Australian Open five times, Wimbledon five times, and the US Open four times
- Tennessee, real name Thomas Lanier Williams. 1911–83, US dramatist. His plays include The Glass Menagerie (1944), A Streetcar Named Desire (1947), Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1955), and Night of the Iguana (1961)
- Venus . born 1980, US tennis player: winner of seven Grand Slam singles titles, including Wimbledon five times (2000–01, 2005, 2007–08); with her sister Serena she has won thirteen Grand Slam doubles titles
- William Carlos (ˈkɑːləs). 1883–1963, US poet, who formulated the poetic concept "no ideas but in things". His works include Paterson (1946–58), which explores the daily life of a man living in a modern city, and the prose work In the American Grain (1925)
- known as William the Lion. ?1143–1214, king of Scotland (1165–1214)
- Prince. born 1982, Duke of Cambridge, first son of Prince Charles and Diana, Princess of Wales. In 2011 he married Kate Middleton (born 1982); their son, Prince George, was born in 2013
Word Origin and History for williams
masc. proper name, from Old North French Willaume, Norman form of French Guillaume, of Germanic origin (cf. Old High German Willahelm), from willio "will" + helma "helmet." After the Conquest, the most popular given name in England until supplanted by John.