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William Rowell in the US

  1. #65,583 William Colvin
  2. #65,584 William Kay
  3. #65,585 William Nance
  4. #65,586 William Ramey
  5. #65,587 William Rowell
  6. #65,588 Willie Wells
  7. #65,589 Zachary Young
  8. #65,590 Aaron Wallace
  9. #65,591 Abigail Rodriguez
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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.
English: 1. habitational name, a variant of Rothwell (representing the local pronunciation of the place in Northamptonshire). 2. habitational name from a place in Devon, so named from Old English rūh ‘rough’, ‘overgrown’ + hyll ‘hill’. 3. from a medieval personal name, a pet form of Rowe 2.
2,161st in the U.S.

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