William Clowney in the US

  1. #1,342,938 William Churchman
  2. #1,342,939 William Clampitt
  3. #1,342,940 William Clarida
  4. #1,342,941 William Clear
  5. #1,342,942 William Clowney
  6. #1,342,943 William Collar
  7. #1,342,944 William Collin
  8. #1,342,945 William Collopy
  9. #1,342,946 William Colombo
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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.
Scottish: probably a variant of Cluny or Clunie, a habitational name from a place in Perthshire called Clunie.
31,248th in the U.S.

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