William Goodness in the US

  1. #4,906,210 William Goo
  2. #4,906,211 William Goodbody
  3. #4,906,212 William Goodermote
  4. #4,906,213 William Goodknight
  5. #4,906,214 William Goodness
  6. #4,906,215 William Goodro
  7. #4,906,216 William Goosen
  8. #4,906,217 William Gorczyca
  9. #4,906,218 William Gorelick
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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: nickname from Old English gōdnes ‘goodness’.
44,090th in the U.S.

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