William Holmer in the US

  1. #3,928,092 William Holdeman
  2. #3,928,093 William Holey
  3. #3,928,094 William Holling
  4. #3,928,095 William Holme
  5. #3,928,096 William Holmer
  6. #3,928,097 William Holsapple
  7. #3,928,098 William Holten
  8. #3,928,099 William Holze
  9. #3,928,100 William Homrich
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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: habitational name from Holmer in Buckinghamshire and Herefordshire, both named with Old English hol ‘hollow’ + mere ‘pool’.
26,568th in the U.S.

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