William Card in the US

  1. #230,267 Will Scott
  2. #230,268 William Ballinger
  3. #230,269 William Bechtel
  4. #230,270 William Bussey
  5. #230,271 William Card
  6. #230,272 William Cordell
  7. #230,273 William Flanigan
  8. #230,274 William Franco
  9. #230,275 William Gilmer
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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: metonymic occupational name for someone who carded wool (i.e. disentangled it), preparatory to spinning, from Middle English, Old French card(e) ‘carder’, an implement used for this purpose.
3,535th in the U.S.

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