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

The name Fitzwilliam is a boy's name of English origin meaning "son of William". Fitzwilliam and is often added to lists like Literary Names for Boys and discussed in our forums with posts like "Adding then Eliminating - Boys Themed".

From the experts:

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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Famous People Named Fitzwilliam

Fitzwilliam Coningsby, 17th century English MP
William Fitzwilliam Owen, British naval officer and explorer
Arthur Fitzwilliam Tait, English-American artist

Pop Culture References for the name Fitzwilliam

Fitzwilliam Darcy, hero of Jane Austen's "Pride and Prejudice"
Fitzwilliam P. Dalton III, character in the Pirates of the Caribbean book series by Rob Kidd
Nathaniel Fitzwilliam "Nate" Archibald, a main character in the Gossip Girl series