William Nealis in the US

  1. #1,253,221 William Mok
  2. #1,253,222 William Moulds
  3. #1,253,223 William Mulloy
  4. #1,253,224 William Murrah
  5. #1,253,225 William Nealis
  6. #1,253,226 William Noggle
  7. #1,253,227 William Northern
  8. #1,253,228 William Ogara
  9. #1,253,229 William Oppenheimer
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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.
Irish: variant of Nellis.
26,111th in the U.S.

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