William Wotring in the US

  1. #1,253,329 William Wininger
  2. #1,253,330 William Witherow
  3. #1,253,331 William Wonders
  4. #1,253,332 William Wormuth
  5. #1,253,333 William Wotring
  6. #1,253,334 William Wuest
  7. #1,253,335 William Wunsch
  8. #1,253,336 William Wurst
  9. #1,253,337 William Yard
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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.
Americanized form of German Wottreng, of unexplained origin.
23,927th in the U.S.

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