William Cass in the US

  1. #169,930 Whitney Morgan
  2. #169,931 William Asbury
  3. #169,932 William Bradbury
  4. #169,933 William Buckingham
  5. #169,934 William Cass
  6. #169,935 William Chung
  7. #169,936 William Donnell
  8. #169,937 William Galbraith
  9. #169,938 William Hussey
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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 medieval female personal name Cass, a short form of Cassandra. This was the name (of uncertain, possibly non-Greek, origin) of an illfated Trojan prophetess of classical legend, condemned to foretell the future but never be believed; her story was well known and widely popular in medieval England.
4,286th in the U.S.

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