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  1. #4,002,946 William Geriner
  2. #4,002,947 William Geronimo
  3. #4,002,948 William Gertsch
  4. #4,002,949 William Gery
  5. #4,002,950 William Gesch
  6. #4,002,951 William Geske
  7. #4,002,952 William Getch
  8. #4,002,953 William Gettler
  9. #4,002,954 William Giannetta
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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.
North German: from Gesch, a metronymic from a pet form of Gertrud, the first syllable deriving from Old High German ger, gar ‘spear’.
63,914th in the U.S.

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