William Waring in the US

  1. #311,689 William Rives
  2. #311,690 William Shade
  3. #311,691 William Tribble
  4. #311,692 William Trombley
  5. #311,693 William Waring
  6. #311,694 William Wessel
  7. #311,695 William Whittle
  8. #311,696 William Wicks
  9. #311,697 William Widener
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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: from the Norman personal name Warin, derived from Germanic war(in) ‘guard’, and used as a short form of various compound names with this first element. Compare, for example, Warner 2. The name was popular in France and among the Normans, partly as a result of the popularity of the Carolingian lay Guérin de Montglave.
7,113th in the U.S.

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