William Strait in the US

  1. #230,283 William Matheny
  2. #230,284 William Merrick
  3. #230,285 William Messick
  4. #230,286 William Putman
  5. #230,287 William Strait
  6. #230,288 Willie Blackmon
  7. #230,289 Willie Ellison
  8. #230,290 Willie Gates
  9. #230,291 Willie Poole
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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.
5,060th in the U.S.

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