William Dice in the US

  1. #826,145 William Deford
  2. #826,146 William Delany
  3. #826,147 William Devane
  4. #826,148 William Devitt
  5. #826,149 William Dice
  6. #826,150 William Doe
  7. #826,151 William Dominick
  8. #826,152 William Doolin
  9. #826,153 William Doonan
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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.
English: from Middle English dyse, dyce ‘die’, ‘dice’, ‘chance’, ‘luck’, probably applied as a nickname for an habitual dice player or gambler or as a metonymic occupational name for a maker of dice. Compare Deas.
9,415th in the U.S.

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