William Kohler in the US

  1. #104,535 Wendy Porter
  2. #104,536 William Beavers
  3. #104,537 William Brunson
  4. #104,538 William Hudgins
  5. #104,539 William Kohler
  6. #104,540 William Mccray
  7. #104,541 William Miranda
  8. #104,542 William Prather
  9. #104,543 William Strange
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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: occupational name for a charcoal burner, from Middle High German kol ‘(char)coal’ + the agent suffix -er. The form Kohler is South German; elsewhere it is usually written Köhler.
2,062nd in the U.S.

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