William Sims in the US

  1. #8,924 Karen Sullivan
  2. #8,925 Kenneth Morgan
  3. #8,926 Thomas Stevens
  4. #8,927 Tina Nguyen
  5. #8,928 William Sims
  6. #8,929 Kim White
  7. #8,930 Maria Sosa
  8. #8,931 Rodolfo Garcia
  9. #8,932 Troy Brown
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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: patronymic from Sim.
250th in the U.S.

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