William Becker in the US

  1. #9,106 Daniel Hughes
  2. #9,107 Joe Moore
  3. #9,108 Julie Baker
  4. #9,109 Patrick Murray
  5. #9,110 William Becker
  6. #9,111 Catherine Clark
  7. #9,112 Elizabeth Cooper
  8. #9,113 Juan Silva
  9. #9,114 Justin Harris
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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.
Dutch, German, Danish, and Jewish (Ashkenazic): occupational name for a baker of bread, or brick and tiles, from backen ‘to bake’.
313th in the U.S.

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