William Ogden in the US

  1. #68,835 Valerie Ward
  2. #68,836 Walter Hayes
  3. #68,837 Wayne Mcdonald
  4. #68,838 Wayne Warren
  5. #68,839 William Ogden
  6. #68,840 Adam Pierce
  7. #68,841 Anna Owens
  8. #68,842 Barbara Grimes
  9. #68,843 Barbara Mahoney
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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.
English: habitational name from some minor place, probably the one in West Yorkshire, called Ogden, from Old English āc ‘oak’ + denu ‘valley’.
1,787th in the U.S.

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