William Coburn in the US

  1. #132,545 Wiley Smith
  2. #132,546 William Bergman
  3. #132,547 William Bunn
  4. #132,548 William Cecil
  5. #132,549 William Coburn
  6. #132,550 William Culpepper
  7. #132,551 William Hartmann
  8. #132,552 William Higdon
  9. #132,553 William Roark
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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.
Northern English and Scottish: variant of Cockburn, reflecting the pronunciation.
2,444th in the U.S.

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