William Ohara in the US

  1. #61,344 Travis Bailey
  2. #61,345 Wendy Wagner
  3. #61,346 William Crabtree
  4. #61,347 William Neff
  5. #61,348 William Ohara
  6. #61,349 Willie Hughes
  7. #61,350 Alice Wood
  8. #61,351 Amanda Rhodes
  9. #61,352 Amy Swanson
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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.
Japanese (Ōhara): ‘large plain’; a common place name, mostly found as a surname in western and west-central Japan. Listed in the Shinsen shōjiroku.
1,547th in the U.S.

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