William Quintana in the US

  1. #445,299 William Pinckney
  2. #445,300 William Plyler
  3. #445,301 William Pohl
  4. #445,302 William Poynter
  5. #445,303 William Quintana
  6. #445,304 William Rife
  7. #445,305 William Schuyler
  8. #445,306 William Sites
  9. #445,307 William Smeltzer
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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, Catalan, Asturian-Leonese, and Galician: habitational name from any of the numerous places, large and small, named Quintana, from quintana ‘country house’ (originally having a tax liability of one fifth of the annual produce).
1,206th in the U.S.

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