William Whitten in the US

  1. #99,923 William Dozier
  2. #99,924 William Harkins
  3. #99,925 William Mccartney
  4. #99,926 William Stoner
  5. #99,927 William Whitten
  6. #99,928 Willie Carr
  7. #99,929 Zachary Parker
  8. #99,930 Ann Schwartz
  9. #99,931 April Ramirez
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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.
Scottish, English, and northern Irish: variant of Whitton.
2,388th in the U.S.

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