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  1. #4,004,218 William Ruud
  2. #4,004,219 William Ruwe
  3. #4,004,220 William Rybolt
  4. #4,004,221 William Rychel
  5. #4,004,222 William Rylander
  6. #4,004,223 William Rylant
  7. #4,004,224 William Saalbach
  8. #4,004,225 William Sabino
  9. #4,004,226 William Sachen
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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.
Swedish: ornamental name possibly composed of the place name element ryd ‘woodland clearing’ + the suffix -ander, from Greek anēr ‘man’, genitive andros.
22,480th in the U.S.

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