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  1. #626,725 William Howley
  2. #626,726 William Hucks
  3. #626,727 William Hudak
  4. #626,728 William Hurtado
  5. #626,729 William Kangas
  6. #626,730 William Kellam
  7. #626,731 William Kiely
  8. #626,732 William Koepke
  9. #626,733 William Kubik
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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.
Finnish: from kangas ‘pine heath’, a habitational name from a farmstead so named; traditionally this was convenient terrain for siting a farm, and the oldest holdings date back to the medieval period. Kangas was also widely adopted as an ornamental name during the name conversion movement in the 19th and early 20th centuries. It is found mainly in Ostrobothnia.
7,857th in the U.S.

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