WALTER m English, German, Scandinavian|
WELDON m English
From a Germanic name meaning "ruler of the army", composed of the elements wald "rule" and heri "army".
Variants: - Walther - German / Nicknames: Wally, Walt
Pronounced: WELL-done or WELL-dun
WILLIAM m English
From a surname which was derived from a place name meaning "hill near a spring" in Old English.
Variants: - Nicknames: none known
Pronounced: WIL-ee-am or WIL-yum
From the Germanic name Wilhelm which meant "will helmet", composed of the elements wil "will, desire" and helm "helmet, protection". The name was introduced to Britain by the Normans. It has belonged to several rulers of England, Prussia, and Germany, including William the Conqueror, the first Norman king of England. Another famous bearer was William Tell, a legendary 14th-century hero from Switzerland. In the literary world it has been borne by dramatist William Shakespeare and poet William Blake, as well as contemporary authors William Faulkner and William S. Burroughs and institutions such as The College of William and Mary.
Variants: - Nicknames: Bill, Billy, Will, Willie, sometimes Bell or Bela