William Raitt in the US

  1. #2,314,755 William Rabold
  2. #2,314,756 William Radebaugh
  3. #2,314,757 William Rady
  4. #2,314,758 William Ragen
  5. #2,314,759 William Raitt
  6. #2,314,760 William Ranes
  7. #2,314,761 William Ranieri
  8. #2,314,762 William Rasche
  9. #2,314,763 William Rathke
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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.
Scottish: 1. habitational name from a place called Rait, of which there is one example in Perthshire. 2. variant of Raith.
43,581st in the U.S.

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