William Bohannon in the US

  1. #198,816 Wesley Jenkins
  2. #198,817 Whitney Howard
  3. #198,818 Will White
  4. #198,819 William Akin
  5. #198,820 William Bohannon
  6. #198,821 William Dabney
  7. #198,822 William Farrington
  8. #198,823 William Fawcett
  9. #198,824 William Gandy
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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.
Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Buadhachanáin, a double diminutive of buadhach ‘victorious’.
3,427th in the U.S.

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