William Rankin in the US

  1. #38,206 Thomas Kirk
  2. #38,207 Tiffany Henderson
  3. #38,208 Victor Alvarado
  4. #38,209 Victor Rios
  5. #38,210 William Rankin
  6. #38,211 William Valentine
  7. #38,212 Willie Perry
  8. #38,213 Yolanda Chavez
  9. #38,214 Yolanda Mendoza
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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 and northern Irish: from the medieval personal name Rankin, a diminutive of Ronald or Rand, with the diminutive suffix -kin.
1,137th in the U.S.

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