William Rowell in the US

  1. #69,571 William Condon
  2. #69,572 William Hutton
  3. #69,573 William Lacy
  4. #69,574 William Pierson
  5. #69,575 William Rowell
  6. #69,576 William Weston
  7. #69,577 Wilma White
  8. #69,578 Zachary Wright
  9. #69,579 Angela Mcgee
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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.
2,164th in the U.S.

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