William Speaker in the US

  1. #1,630,887 William Sofield
  2. #1,630,888 William Sohl
  3. #1,630,889 William Sole
  4. #1,630,890 William Soucie
  5. #1,630,891 William Speaker
  6. #1,630,892 William Sprecher
  7. #1,630,893 William Sprigg
  8. #1,630,894 William Spruce
  9. #1,630,895 William Stackpole
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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.
Perhaps an Americanized form of North German Spieker.
17,701st in the U.S.

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