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  1. #298,140 William Newhouse
  2. #298,141 William Newland
  3. #298,142 William Pederson
  4. #298,143 William Prichard
  5. #298,144 William Reitz
  6. #298,145 William Rigney
  7. #298,146 William Rodrigues
  8. #298,147 William Rousseau
  9. #298,148 William Rudy
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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.
German (of Slavic origin): habitational name from a place near Stolpe in Pomerania called Reitz.
4,452nd in the U.S.

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