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  1. #227,739 William Neeley
  2. #227,740 William Smithson
  3. #227,741 William Spearman
  4. #227,742 William Spurlock
  5. #227,743 William Strait
  6. #227,744 William Tarr
  7. #227,745 Willie Cross
  8. #227,746 Willie Gilmore
  9. #227,747 Willie Mcleod
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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: variant of Straight.
5,094th in the U.S.

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