William Donahoe in the US

  1. #471,425 William Claypool
  2. #471,426 William Cofield
  3. #471,427 William Costigan
  4. #471,428 William Doak
  5. #471,429 William Donahoe
  6. #471,430 William Edgerton
  7. #471,431 William Everly
  8. #471,432 William Everson
  9. #471,433 William Freitas
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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: variant of Donahue.
9,488th in the U.S.

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