William Holmquist in the US

  1. #1,137,647 William Hinchman
  2. #1,137,648 William Hirsh
  3. #1,137,649 William Hoadley
  4. #1,137,650 William Hole
  5. #1,137,651 William Holmquist
  6. #1,137,652 William Holsey
  7. #1,137,653 William Holthaus
  8. #1,137,654 William Hoskin
  9. #1,137,655 William Howton
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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.
Swedish: ornamental name composed of the elements holm ‘island’ + quist, an old or ornamental spelling of kvist ‘twig’.
8,766th in the U.S.

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