William Popek in the US

  1. #5,608,825 William Pomper
  2. #5,608,826 William Pongratz
  3. #5,608,827 William Ponusky
  4. #5,608,828 William Poolman
  5. #5,608,829 William Popek
  6. #5,608,830 William Poppie
  7. #5,608,831 William Porcelli
  8. #5,608,832 William Portanova
  9. #5,608,833 William Porten
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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.
Polish: nickname from a diminutive of pop ‘priest’, specifically an Eastern Orthodox priest. Formerly this also referred to Roman Catholic priests. Compare English Pope.
32,625th in the U.S.

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