William Thiel in the US

  1. #246,200 William Runyan
  2. #246,201 William Sandlin
  3. #246,202 William Shirey
  4. #246,203 William Stott
  5. #246,204 William Thiel
  6. #246,205 William Tobias
  7. #246,206 William Wimmer
  8. #246,207 Willie Curtis
  9. #246,208 Willie Greer
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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.
North German and Dutch: reduced form of the personal name Thietilo, an early medieval pet form of Dietrich (German), Diederik (Dutch), or from some other compound name with the same first element.
3,459th in the U.S.

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