William Crotty in the US

  1. #500,072 William Cathcart
  2. #500,073 William Champagne
  3. #500,074 William Claiborne
  4. #500,075 William Crothers
  5. #500,076 William Crotty
  6. #500,077 William Cusack
  7. #500,078 William Debord
  8. #500,079 William Dilley
  9. #500,080 William Dulin
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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.
Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Crotaigh ‘descendant of Crotach’, a byname for a hunchback.
7,894th in the U.S.

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