William Chamberlain in the US

  1. #53,405 Tuan Huynh
  2. #53,406 Vivian Thompson
  3. #53,407 Wayne Marshall
  4. #53,408 Wilfredo Hernandez
  5. #53,409 William Chamberlain
  6. #53,410 William Groves
  7. #53,411 William Latham
  8. #53,412 William Mobley
  9. #53,413 Wilma Moore
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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: status name from Old French chambrelain, Norman French cambrelanc, cambrelen(c) ‘chamberlain’ (of Germanic origin, from kamer ‘chamber’, ‘room’, Latin camera (see Chambers) + the diminutive suffix -(l)ing). This was originally the name of an official in charge of the private chambers of his master.
1,077th in the U.S.

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