William Cox in the US

  1. #1,171 Melissa Davis
  2. #1,172 Rebecca Jones
  3. #1,173 Lee Smith
  4. #1,174 David Reed
  5. #1,175 William Cox
  6. #1,176 Paul Anderson
  7. #1,177 Jorge Lopez
  8. #1,178 James Sanders
  9. #1,179 Robert Cox
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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.
Cox
English: from Cocke in any the senses described + the suffix -s denoting ‘son of’ or ‘servant of’.
71st in the U.S.

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