William Caron in the US

  1. #305,355 William Boren
  2. #305,356 William Bracey
  3. #305,357 William Bramlett
  4. #305,358 William Calder
  5. #305,359 William Caron
  6. #305,360 William Clouse
  7. #305,361 William Collett
  8. #305,362 William Dee
  9. #305,363 William Folsom
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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.
French: from a personal name of Gaulish origin, represented in Latin records in the form Caraunus. This name was borne by a 5th-century Breton saint who lived at Chartres and was murdered by robbers; his legend led to its widespread use as a personal name during the Middle Ages.
2,633rd in the U.S.

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