Given Name WILHELM

GENDER: Masculine
PRONOUNCED: VIL-helm (German), VYEEL-khelm (Polish)   [details]

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.

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VARIANT: Willahelm (Ancient Germanic)
DIMINUTIVES: Willi, Willy, Wim (German)
FEMININE FORMS: Wilhelmina, Wilhelmine, Elma, Helma, Helmine, Minna, Wilma (German)
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Gwilherm (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)
  United States
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  France
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  Sweden
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  Switzerland
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Sources & References

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