The Top 10 Most Famous People With the Last Name of Williams

For the past year and a half I’ve been compiling a list of famous people for my name numerology website.  These are all noted individuals, but who are the most famous?  Today let’s count down the most famous people with the last name of Williams.

The most famous people (based on online chatter) with the surname Williams are:

10. Andy Williams – Singer (Moon River, Where Do I Begin?, Happy Heart)

9. Tennessee Williams – Playwright (A Streetcar Named Desire, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, The Glass Menagerie)

8. Vanessa Williams – Actress and former Miss America (Eraser, Harley Davidson and the Marlboro Man, Ugly Betty)

7. Michelle Williams – Actress (Dawson’s Creek, Brokeback Mountain)

6. Hank Williams – Singer and Songwriter (Lovesick Blues, Hey Good Lookin, Your Cheatin’ Heart)

5. Venus Williams – Professional Tennis Player and Champion

4. John Williams – Classical Composer and Conductor (film scores for Star Wars, Harry Potter, Raiders of the Lost Ark)

3. Robin Williams – Actor and Comedian (Good Will Hunting, Mrs. Doubtfire, Dead Poets Society, Good Morning Vietnam)

2. Robbie Williams – Singer and Songwriter (Sing When You’re Winning, Escapology, Intensive Care)

…and the most famous Williams is…

1. Serena Williams – Professional Tennis Player and Champion

Not making the top ten list were Lucinda Williams – Singer and Songwriter (Car Wheels on a Gravel Road, World Without Tears, Little Honey), Montel Williams – Talk Show Host (The Montel Williams Show), Cindy Williams – Actress (Laverne and Shirley), Victoria Williams – Singer and Songwriter (Crazy Mary, Century Plant), Betty Williams – Nobel Peace Prize Winner, Zelda Williams – Actress (House of D, Were the World Mine), Sunita Williams – NASA Astronaut, Raineesha Williams – Actress (Reno 911).

This top ten list was more mixed than usual with one writer, two athletes, three actors, and four musicians.  I believe this is the first time a classical musician has made it into the top ten, but John Williams is no ordinary classical musician.  While he may be unfamlliar to many Americans, Robbie Williams is a huge star in Europe as his number two Williams ranking proves.  It’s fantastic to see Tennessee Williams, a playwright, up in the top ten.  Literary figures are certainly holding their own in the “Famous People” lists I’ve done thus far.

We have two sets of closely related people on this list.  Tennis Champions Serena and Venus Williams are sisters.  Actor and comedian Robin Williams is the father of actress Zelda Williams.

I compiled this list by searching for each of the Williams on a number of search engines and ranking them by the number of web pages, discussion forums, photos, videos, etc that are available online.

Get complete Numerology for the name Williams at www.NameNum.com.

The Top 10 Most Famous Women Named Jane

For the past year I’ve been compiling famous people to list on my name numerology website.  These are all noted individuals, but who are the most famous?  Today let’s look at famous Janes.

The most famous women (based on online chatter) with the first name Jane are:

10. Jane Powell, actress in the 1940s (Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, Royal Wedding)

9. Jane Wyman, actress (Johnny Belinda, Falcon Crest) and first wife of US President Ronald Regan

8. Jane Russell, actress in the 1950s (Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, Macao)

7. Jane Krakowski, actress (Ally McBeal, 30 Rock)

6. Jane Lynch, actress (Best in Show, Glee)

5. Jane Addams, 1931 Nobel Peace Prize winner

4. Jane Goodall, chimpanzee researcher and advocate

3. Jane Eyre, Title character in the novel by Charlotte Bronte

2. Jane Fonda, actress (Klute, The China Syndrome, On Golden Pond)

…and the most famous Jane is…

1. Jane Austen, author of “Sense and Sensibility” and “Pride and Prejudice”

Not making the top ten list were Jane Porter – romance novel author, Jane Smiley – novelist (A Thousand Acres, Moo), Jane Seymour – third wife of King Henry the 8th, Jane Kaczmarek – actress (Malcolm in the Middle), Jane Seymour – actress (Live and Let Die, Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman), Jane Curtin – comedian and actress (Saturday Night Live original cast, Third Rock From the Sun), Jane Whitefield – main character in a series of mystery novels by Thomas Perry, Jane Pauley – television journalist, Jane Wyatt – actress (Father Knows Best, Star Trek), Jane Roe – plaintiff landmark Roe v. Wade lawsuit, Jane Bennet – a charactger in the novel “Pride and Prejudice”, and Jane Jetson – a character on animated series the Jetsons.

The top five most famous Janes were an extremely diverse group with an author, an actress, the title character from an iconic novel, a scientist, and a nobel peace prize winner. I compiled this list by searching for each of the Janes on a number of search engines and ranking them by the number of web pages, discussion forums, photos, videos, etc that are available online.

Get complete Numerology for the name Jane at www.NameNum.com.