William Duran in the US

  1. #172,162 Wendy Mccoy
  2. #172,163 Wes Brown
  3. #172,164 William Andrew
  4. #172,165 William Brant
  5. #172,166 William Duran
  6. #172,167 William Fultz
  7. #172,168 William Grey
  8. #172,169 William Julian
  9. #172,170 William Kemper
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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.
Spanish (Durán) and Catalan: from the personal name Durand (see Durant, Durante).
496th in the U.S.

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