William Mcclelland in the US

  1. #94,356 Victoria Jimenez
  2. #94,357 Wanda Ramos
  3. #94,358 Wayne Black
  4. #94,359 Wes Smith
  5. #94,360 William Mcclelland
  6. #94,361 William Mclain
  7. #94,362 William Neville
  8. #94,363 William Weller
  9. #94,364 Willie Caldwell
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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.
Northern Irish: variant of McClellan, with excrescent -d due to the devoicing of palatalized -n in Gaelic.
2,139th in the U.S.

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