William Padilla in the US

  1. #124,849 William Cutler
  2. #124,850 William Hemphill
  3. #124,851 William Irby
  4. #124,852 William Mcalister
  5. #124,853 William Padilla
  6. #124,854 William Scully
  7. #124,855 Winston Jones
  8. #124,856 Zachary Bennett
  9. #124,857 al Martinez
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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.
Spanish: habitational name from any of the various minor places, for example in the provinces of Burgos, Guadalajara, and Valladolid, named from Spanish padilla ‘frying pan’, ‘breadpan’ (Latin patella, a diminutive of patina ‘shallow dish’), a word which was commonly used in the topographical sense of a gentle depression.
401st in the U.S.

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