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Leonardo DiCaprio's middle name is Wilhelm.
-- ars musica  12/3/2005
One of the Brothers Grimm, best known for their collections of German fairytales, was named Wilhelm Karl Grimm.
-- ars musica  12/3/2005
Famous bearer is Wilhelm Furtwängler, a German conductor.
-- Anonymous User  3/24/2006
Famous bearer is Wilhelm Backhaus, a German pianist.
-- Anonymous User  3/24/2006
Wilhelm Tell, the German way of saying William Tell.
-- swisssugar  5/31/2006
Listen to the German pronunciation of Wilhelm here:
http://www.nordicnames.de/Aussprache.html
-- _satu_  10/24/2006
This name is also found in the Anglo-Saxon Royal Genealogies. Wilhelm was the third great grandfather of Redwald, an East Anglian king, who is believed to be the subject of the Sutton Hoo ship burial. The name Wilhelm was eventually replaced in England by the Normam form 'William'.
-- Beornhild  12/25/2006
The Wilhelm Scream is a sound effect commonly used in movies. (Which is probably why I'll never really be able to take anyone named Wilhelm seriously, though I think it is a very distinguished-sounding name.)
-- Anonymous User  1/11/2008
Makes me think of a twelve-year-old blond yodeler up in the Alps somewhere.
-- Lady Seashell  2/19/2008
Ok, I take that back COMPLETELY. I started using this in a story I was writing (set in Germany) after saying it a while, I realized what a refined name this really is. It's one of my favorites now, much better than William. (Shows how fickle I am!)
-- Lady Seashell  9/30/2008
Two famous bearers are Wilhelm the Great and his grandson Wilhelm II, both were German Emperors.
-- swordsmanoffire  3/10/2009
Colonel Wilhelm Klink; Commandant of "Hogan's Heroes" world Stalag 13; played by Werner Klemperer; often imitated by comedian Colin Mochrie.
-- Atarah Derek  4/26/2009
Wilhelm Konrad Roentgen discovered X-rays.
-- kool_babe14  5/8/2009
Wilhelm von Bode (1845-1929) was a German art historian. In 1920 he was director general of all the royal museums of Prussia.
-- Anonymous User  9/20/2011
It wasn't just one of philosopher Hegel's middle names, he was actually known to most of his friends and family as Wilhelm.
-- Anonymous User  12/29/2011
Wilhelm (1882-1951) was the oldest son of Wilhelm II, German Emperor and his wife Augusta. He was the Crown Prince until 1918.
-- CarolinW  6/12/2012
Wilhelm (1585-1586) was the son of Duke Albert Frederick of Prussia and his wife Marie Eleonore.
-- CarolinW  6/21/2012
Wilhelm (1425-1482) was the son of Frederick I, Elector of Saxony and his wife Katharina.
-- CarolinW  7/15/2012
Wilhelm (1548-1626) was the son of Albert V, Duke of Bavaria and his wife Anna. He later became Duke Wilhelm V.
-- CarolinW  7/18/2012
Wilhelm (1493-1550) was the son of Albert IV, Duke of Bavaria and his wife Kunigunde. He later became Duke Wilhelm IV of Bavaria.
-- CarolinW  7/18/2012
Wilhelm (1529-1530) was the son of William IV, Duke of Bavaria and his wife Jakobaea.
-- CarolinW  7/18/2012
Wilhelm (1797-1888) was the son of King Frederick William III of Prussia and his wife Luise. He later became King William I of Prussia.
-- CarolinW  7/18/2012
Wilhelm (1783-1851) was the son of King Frederick William II of Prussia and his second wife Friederike.
-- CarolinW  7/18/2012
Wilhelm (1701-1704) was the son of Maximilian II Emanuel, Elector of Bavaria and his second wife Theresa.
-- CarolinW  7/20/2012
Wilhelm (1176-?) was the son of Holy Roman Emperor Frederick I (Barbarossa) and his wife Beatrix.
-- CarolinW  7/20/2012
Wilhelm (1648-1649) was the son of Frederick William, Elector of Brandenburg and his first wife Luise.
-- CarolinW  7/22/2012
Wilhelm (1330-1389) was the son of Holy Roman Emperor Louis IV and his wife Margarete.
-- CarolinW  7/22/2012
Wilhelm Richard Wagner was a German composer, conductor, theatre director and polemicist primarily known for his operas.
-- Anonymous User  8/6/2012
This name is very old and hardly used in todays Germany.
Germans usually connect their great grandfathers with this name as it was popular in the 1800s and early 1900s and to native german ears this name sounds literally as if you would "want a helmet"! I think it's not nicer than William at all, especially because the name William is still used regularly. I would really not consider it for a child and if at all only to honour an ancestor and only as a second name.
-- ms. c  5/30/2014

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