William Madsen in the US

  1. #248,378 William Hanes
  2. #248,379 William Kasper
  3. #248,380 William Lemke
  4. #248,381 William Locklear
  5. #248,382 William Madsen
  6. #248,383 William Palumbo
  7. #248,384 William Peeples
  8. #248,385 William Pippin
  9. #248,386 William Santana
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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.
Danish and Norwegian: patronymic from a pet form of Mathias (see Matthew).
2,009th in the U.S.

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