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A famous bearer of this name is Ville Valo, vocalist of the famous Finnish band HIM. Though many Americans pronounce it "Vill", as though it rhymes with Bill, the actual pronunciation is "VEE-lay".
Greeneyed Porcelain  5/14/2005
Pronounced with a short "EE" (or "I" like in "bin"), double L and with E sound like in "bed" in the end).
― Anonymous User  1/30/2006
Ville is used as a nickname for Vilhelm, but Ville is also popular as a formal name in Sweden.
Ylva  3/30/2006
Word "vile" means "pitchfork" in Serbian and Croatian. And look at this from Serbian-English Dictionary: Vile - goblins, nymphs, naiads, fairies, sprites, elves, leprechauns, sylphid.
vmzupa  6/16/2006
Such a pretty-looking and -sounding name.
Belus  1/4/2007
It sounds French.
carenmuffin  8/15/2007
Pronounced as "Veel-lai" (short -ee-).
Maggie_Simpson  10/8/2007
Actually the pronounciation is V, the I´s pronounced like the e in "we", then the double l and the last "e" is pronounced like the "e" in the word example. That´s if you want to be true to the original way of pronouncing Ville.
― Anonymous User  3/5/2008
This name is very, very common in Finland, and I am absolutely sick of this name. Somehow this name sounds like it belongs to kids and young guys only, even though there are guaranteed to be middle-aged and old men named Ville. This seems like one of the most unmaginative and boring name choices for Finnish parents to have made in the 70s, 80s, and 90s. I find it a bit strange that Swedes are using this name now, since 'Ville' is the infinitive form of the Swedish verb for 'want'. The name always reminds me of the pretentious and annoying singer Ville Valo.
slight night shiver  5/12/2008
Ville Liimatainen (singer- Flinch).
msmckagen  7/21/2008
Ville Virtanen (also known as Darude) is a Finnish DJ.

Ville Vallgren is a Finnish sculptor.

Ville Ritola is a Finnish athlete.

Ville Peltonen and Ville Nieminen are both Finnish ice hockey players.

Ville Laihiala is a Finnish singer.

Ville Itala is a Finnish politician.
LMS  11/23/2008
Also used in Sweden. [noted -ed]
Beautiful Victory  12/14/2011
As a nickname, I think that "Ville" is relatively nice; attractive to both the eye and ear, classic, and professional.
However, if it journeys past the usage as a diminutive... I believe that parents must reassess their decision.

That being said... most English-speaking countries will butcher the pronunciation-- as well as school-children creating a mock by altering it to "Villain." That is certainly fodder for thought.
Francesca  1/26/2012

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