William Christiansen in the US

  1. #203,173 Whitney Bailey
  2. #203,174 Whitney Ford
  3. #203,175 Wilburn Smith
  4. #203,176 William Bivens
  5. #203,177 William Christiansen
  6. #203,178 William Dallas
  7. #203,179 William Eggers
  8. #203,180 William Gearhart
  9. #203,181 William Guest
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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.
Danish and Norwegian: variant of Christensen.
1,630th in the U.S.

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