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PronouncedPron.vil-hel-MEE-nah Dutch
vil-hel-MEE-na German

Meaning & History

Dutch and German feminine form of WILHELM. This name was borne by a queen of the Netherlands (1880-1962).
VariantWilhelmine German
DiminutivesElma, Helma, Mien, Mina, Wil, Willy, Wilma Dutch Elma, Helma, Helmine, Minna, Vilma, Wilma German Mina, Minnie, Wilma, Velma English
Masculine FormsWilhelmus, Willem Dutch Wilhelm, Willi, Willy, Wim German William English
Other Languages & CulturesVilma Croatian Vilma Czech Helmi, Iina, Miina, Mimmi, Minna, Vilhelmiina, Vilma Finnish Vilma Hungarian Mien, Mina Limburgish Vilhelmina Lithuanian Vilma Portuguese Vilma Slovak Vilma Spanish Helmi, Mimmi, Minna, Vilhelmina, Vilma Swedish


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Entry updated July 2, 2017