GENDER: Feminine
PRONOUNCED: vil-hel-MEE-nah (Dutch), vil-hel-MEE-na (German)  [details]

Meaning & History

Dutch and German feminine form of WILHELM. This name was borne by a queen of the Netherlands (1880-1962).


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VARIANT: Wilhelmine (German)
DIMINUTIVES: Elma, Helma, Mien, Mina, Wil, Willy, Wilma (Dutch), Elma, Helma, Helmine, Minna, Vilma, Wilma (German), Mina, Minnie, Wilma, Velma (English)
MASCULINE FORMS: Wilhelmus, Willem (Dutch), Wilhelm, Willi, Willy, Wim (German), William (English)
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Vilma (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)
Entry updated July 2, 2017