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  1. #1,280,582 William Clampitt
  2. #1,280,583 William Claypoole
  3. #1,280,584 William Cliett
  4. #1,280,585 William Clover
  5. #1,280,586 William Clowney
  6. #1,280,587 William Coke
  7. #1,280,588 William Collar
  8. #1,280,589 William Cooks
  9. #1,280,590 William Cordeiro
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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.
31,532nd in the U.S.

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