William Klee in the US

  1. #1,253,167 William Jolliff
  2. #1,253,168 William Jourdan
  3. #1,253,169 William Khoury
  4. #1,253,170 William Kinnison
  5. #1,253,171 William Klee
  6. #1,253,172 William Klimek
  7. #1,253,173 William Knabe
  8. #1,253,174 William Knebel
  9. #1,253,175 William Kreis
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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.
German: 1. apparently from Middle High German klē ‘clover’, either a topographic name for someone who lived near a field of clover or a metonymic occupational name for someone who grew clover to feed cattle. 2. from a shortened form of the personal name Klemens.
11,629th in the U.S.

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