William Stolz in the US

  1. #507,786 William Soares
  2. #507,787 William Song
  3. #507,788 William Stambaugh
  4. #507,789 William Stirling
  5. #507,790 William Stolz
  6. #507,791 William Straw
  7. #507,792 William Swinney
  8. #507,793 William Townsley
  9. #507,794 William Trawick
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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.
German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): nickname from Middle High German, German stolz ‘magnificent’, ‘proud’, Yiddish shtolts ‘proud’.
9,237th in the U.S.

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