William Brooks in the US

  1. #1,843 Ronald Anderson
  2. #1,844 James Tucker
  3. #1,845 Christine Miller
  4. #1,846 Patricia Allen
  5. #1,847 William Brooks
  6. #1,848 Hong Nguyen
  7. #1,849 Frank Johnson
  8. #1,850 Willie Jackson
  9. #1,851 Martha Gonzalez
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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 the possessive case of Brook (i.e. ‘of the brook’).
77th in the U.S.

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