William Aldrich in the US

  1. #108,529 Vincent Torres
  2. #108,530 Vivian Turner
  3. #108,531 Wayne Gilbert
  4. #108,532 Wendy Gardner
  5. #108,533 William Aldrich
  6. #108,534 William Barth
  7. #108,535 William Lassiter
  8. #108,536 William Pendleton
  9. #108,537 William Shook
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Meaning & Origins

Probably the most successful of all the Old French names of Germanic origin that were introduced to England by the Normans. It is derived from Germanic wil ‘will, desire’ + helm ‘helmet, protection’. The fact that it was borne by the Conqueror himself does not seem to have inhibited its favour with the ‘conquered’ population: in the first century after the Conquest it was the commonest male name of all, and not only among the Normans. In the later Middle Ages it was overtaken by John, but continued to run second to that name until the 20th century, when the picture became more fragmented.
6th in the U.S.
English: from a Middle English personal name, Ailric, Alrich, Aldrich, etc. (Many different forms are recorded.) It represents the coalescence of at least two Old English personal names, Ælfrīc ‘elf ruler’ and Æðelrīc ‘noble ruler’.
1,913th in the U.S.

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