William Jenkins in the US

  1. #2,461 Kenneth Harris
  2. #2,462 Jennifer Phillips
  3. #2,463 Sandra Martin
  4. #2,464 Raymond Jones
  5. #2,465 William Jenkins
  6. #2,466 Patricia Hernandez
  7. #2,467 Ana Sanchez
  8. #2,468 Larry White
  9. #2,469 Raul Gonzalez
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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: patronymic from Jenkin. Jenkins is one of the most common names in England, especially southwestern England, but is also especially associated with Wales.
95th in the U.S.

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