William Lang in the US

  1. #18,378 Patricia Weber
  2. #18,379 Paul Burke
  3. #18,380 Paul Mason
  4. #18,381 Raymond Wright
  5. #18,382 William Lang
  6. #18,383 William Meyers
  7. #18,384 Bobby Anderson
  8. #18,385 David Abbott
  9. #18,386 Doug Brown
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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, English, Dutch, German, Danish, Swedish, and Jewish (Ashkenazic): nickname for a tall person, from Older Scots, Middle English, Middle Dutch, Middle German, and Danish lang ‘long’, Swedish lång.
492nd in the U.S.

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