William Emling in the US

  1. #2,811,944 William Ellegood
  2. #2,811,945 William Emge
  3. #2,811,946 William Emler
  4. #2,811,947 William Emley
  5. #2,811,948 William Emling
  6. #2,811,949 William Emmer
  7. #2,811,950 William Emond
  8. #2,811,951 William Endy
  9. #2,811,952 William Entwisle
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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.
Variant of German Emeling, a patronymic from a short form of any of the Germanic personal names beginning with Old High German amal ‘strength’, ‘vigor’.
44,795th in the U.S.

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