William Worthington in the US

  1. #92,413 Wayne Walters
  2. #92,414 Wesley Morgan
  3. #92,415 Whitney Adams
  4. #92,416 William Battle
  5. #92,417 William Worthington
  6. #92,418 Xiao Yu
  7. #92,419 Yolanda Espinoza
  8. #92,420 Bill Jenkins
  9. #92,421 Bill Sanders
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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 places in Lancashire and Leicestershire named Worthington; both may have originally been named in Old English as Wurðingtūn ‘settlement (Old English tūn) associated with Wurð’, but it is also possible that the first element was Old English worðign, a derivative of worð ‘enclosure’.
2,230th in the U.S.

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