William Nyman in the US

  1. #1,502,756 William Neher
  2. #1,502,757 William Netherton
  3. #1,502,758 William Newcombe
  4. #1,502,759 William Nicolai
  5. #1,502,760 William Nyman
  6. #1,502,761 William Ogren
  7. #1,502,762 William Ohern
  8. #1,502,763 William Ohm
  9. #1,502,764 William Olivas
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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 Swedish: nickname for a newcomer to a place, from Scandinavian ny ‘new’ + man ‘man’. The Swedish name may also be of ornamental origin.
9,934th in the U.S.

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