Gender: Male Meaning of Fitzwilliam: "son of William" Origin of Fitzwilliam: English

Fitzwilliam Origin and Meaning

The name Fitzwilliam is a boy's name of English origin meaning "son of William".

The Christian name of the dashing Mr. Darcy in Pride and Prejudice— it was his mother's maiden name— is just one of several Fitz names, including Fitzroy, Fitzgerald, Fitzpatrick, that could be used to honor a dad named William, Roy, Gerald or Patrick.

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beachbear Says:


I actually love this name...admittedly because of the Mr. Darcy associations. But I doubt I would use it for my actual child.

-EagleEyes- Says:


It's a long, mouthful of a name, but Fitz and Will make cute nicknames. Especially if you like Will but only as a nickname, and don't like William, or are looking for an unusual way to get to it.

Hailey Says:


This is such a big name for a little guy! I kind of love it! :D

Zoey_Artemisia Says:


I can see a lot of teasing potential in these kind of name...

mabespark Says:


I used to hate this name, but now I'm considering... I have Williams in my family, and I'm liking the nickname Fitz.