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PronouncedPron.VIL-helm German
VYEEL-khelm Polish
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Meaning & History

German cognate of WILLIAM. This was the name of two German emperors. It was also the middle name of several philosophers from Germany: Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel (1770-1831), Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche (1844-1900), and Gottfried Wilhelm von Leibniz (1646-1716), who was also a notable mathematician.
VariantWillahelm Ancient Germanic
DiminutivesWilli, Willy, Wim German
Feminine FormsWilhelmina, Wilhelmine, Elma, Helma, Helmine, Minna, Wilma German
Other Languages & CulturesGwilherm Breton Guillem Catalan Vilim, Vilko Croatian Vilém Czech Vilhelm Danish Wilhelmus, Willem, Jelle, Pim, Wil, Willy, Wim Dutch William, Bill, Billie, Billy, Liam, Wil, Will, Willie, Willy English Vilhelmo, Vilĉjo Esperanto Villem Estonian Vilhelm, Viljami, Jami, Vilhelmi, Vilho, Vili, Viljo, Ville Finnish Guillaume French Vilmos, Vili Hungarian Vilhjálmur Icelandic Uilliam, Liam, Uilleag, Ulick Irish Guglielmo Italian Vilhelms, Vilis Latvian Wöllem, Wullem, Wum Limburgish Vilhelmas Lithuanian Illiam Manx Wiremu Maori Wilkin, Wilky, Wilmot Medieval English Vilhelm Norwegian Guilherme Portuguese Uilleam Scottish Viliam Slovak Viljem, Vili, Vilko Slovene Guillermo Spanish Vilhelm, Ville Swedish Gwilym, Gwil, Gwilim, Gwillym Welsh

Sources & References

  • Ernst Förstemann, Altdeutsches namenbuch (1900), page 1602

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Entry updated May 31, 2018   Contribute