Meaning of the name William. Listen and learn how to pronounce William so you can get the correct pronunciation for this boy name. MEANING: The Irish form of William, originally a German name will + helm””desire + helmet”” and suggests “”strong protector.”” It is currently a very fashionable name in Ireland and across the world. GENDER: Boy | Male IRISH NAME: William Liam PRONUNCIATION: ENGLISH: William AUDIO: (Listen to the late author Frank McCourt pronounce William and read along with the meaning)Play Audio for William:Play Audio for William Back to Irish Boy Names Around the Web: 23 popular Irish names and what they … Read more