Honor names for William and John?

I’m not pregnant or expecting to be anytime soon, I’m just looking at names for when the time comes.

I’m looking for an honor name for a [name_m]William[/name_m] and a [name_m]John[/name_m]. I’d like a name that has a similar sound or meaning to [name_m]William[/name_m] or [name_m]John[/name_m] or a first name that would work with [name_m]William[/name_m] or [name_m]John[/name_m] in the middle. I’d really like to have a first and middle combo that honors both names, if that’s possible.

My naming style usually goes towards names that are familiar but not common. But as long as it works with the names in my signature, It’s a good suggestion! :slight_smile:

[name_m]William[/name_m] means “resolute protector.” Names that also mean “protect”


[name_m]John[/name_m] means “god is gracious.” names that also mean “gracious”


not sure if this is what you were looking for, hope it helps!

To honour a [name_m]William[/name_m] there’s [name_m]Liam[/name_m] or [name_m]Wilson[/name_m] for a boy, and [name_f]Willa[/name_f], [name_f]Lia[/name_f] and [name_f]Amy[/name_f] for girls. For a [name_m]John[/name_m], there’s [name_m]Jonathan[/name_m] for a boy, or maybe Jonjo? For a girl you could use [name_f]Jane[/name_f], [name_f]Joanna[/name_f]/[name_f]Joanne[/name_f], [name_u]Jean[/name_u] or [name_f]Jeanette[/name_f].

Here are lists of international variants of [name_m]William[/name_m] and [name_m]John[/name_m] that you might be interested in (click on one of the girls’ names to see the full list for girls):

Thank you, both! That definitely helps!