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  1. #1,382,334 William Junior
  2. #1,382,335 William Katt
  3. #1,382,336 William Keebler
  4. #1,382,337 William Keesler
  5. #1,382,338 William Kenneth
  6. #1,382,339 William Kennett
  7. #1,382,340 William Kerfoot
  8. #1,382,341 William Khoury
  9. #1,382,342 William Kibby
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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.
Scottish: from a Gaelic personal name (Coinneach) meaning ‘handsome’, now generally Anglicized as Kenneth, although this was originally the Anglicized form of Cionaodh (see McKinney). Etymologically, this surname is equivalent to Kenny (which can arise from either personal name) and McKenzie (which is from Coinneach).
14,650th in the U.S.

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