William Piper in the US

  1. #58,742 Vincent Lewis
  2. #58,743 Walter Hernandez
  3. #58,744 Wayne Jordan
  4. #58,745 William Crouch
  5. #58,746 William Piper
  6. #58,747 Willie Murphy
  7. #58,748 Yadira Hernandez
  8. #58,749 amy Gregory
  9. #58,750 bill Murphy
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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 (mainly southern), Dutch, and North German: occupational name for a player on the pipes, Middle English pipere, Middle Dutch pi(j)per, Middle Low German piper.
1,514th in the U.S.

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