William Rhule in the US

  1. #3,928,878 William Reyman
  2. #3,928,879 William Rhame
  3. #3,928,880 William Rhines
  4. #3,928,881 William Rhude
  5. #3,928,882 William Rhule
  6. #3,928,883 William Ribich
  7. #3,928,884 William Ricca
  8. #3,928,885 William Richarson
  9. #3,928,886 William Richison
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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.
Probably an altered spelling of German Rühl (see Ruhl) or Rühle (see Ruhle).
41,703rd in the U.S.

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