William Leffler in the US

  1. #290,362 William Judy
  2. #290,363 William Kimbrell
  3. #290,364 William Kingsley
  4. #290,365 William Kocher
  5. #290,366 William Leffler
  6. #290,367 William Mahler
  7. #290,368 William Markley
  8. #290,369 William Marsden
  9. #290,370 William Martino
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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 maker or seller of spoons, a variant of Loeffler.
6,128th in the U.S.

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