William Welborn in the US

  1. #226,474 William Runyon
  2. #226,475 William Schulze
  3. #226,476 William Spooner
  4. #226,477 William Vines
  5. #226,478 William Welborn
  6. #226,479 Willie Baldwin
  7. #226,480 Willie Golden
  8. #226,481 Willie Leonard
  9. #226,482 Wilma Cooper
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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: habitational name from Welborne in Norfolk, Welbourn in Lincolnshire, or Welburn in North Yorkshire, all named with Old English wella ‘spring’ + burna ‘stream’.
4,575th in the U.S.

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