William Regan in the US

  1. #46,759 Vicki Lewis
  2. #46,760 Victor Moore
  3. #46,761 Wayne Henderson
  4. #46,762 William Grace
  5. #46,763 William Regan
  6. #46,764 Zachary Scott
  7. #46,765 allen Adams
  8. #46,766 connie Edwards
  9. #46,767 dale Collins
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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.
Irish: reduced form of O’Regan, an Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Ríagáin ‘descendant of Riagán’, a personal name of uncertain origin, perhaps akin to ríodhgach ‘impulsive’, ‘furious’. See also Ryan.
1,471st in the U.S.

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