Gender Masculine
Usage Frisian, Dutch
Pronounced Pron. YEH-lə(Dutch)
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Meaning & History

Originally a Frisian short form of Germanic names beginning with the element gild "sacrifice, value". It can also be a Dutch diminutive of Willem.

Related Names

VariantsPim, Wil, Willy, Wim(Dutch)
Feminine FormsJeltje, Jeltsje(Frisian) Jeltje, Willemijn, Willemina(Dutch)
Other Languages & CulturesGiltbert, Wilhelm, Willahelm(Ancient Germanic) Gwilherm(Breton) Guillem, Guim(Catalan) Vilim, Vilko(Croatian) Vilém(Czech) Vilhelm, Villum(Danish) William, Bill, Billie, Billy, Liam, Wil, Will, Willie, Willy(English) Vilhelmo, Vilĉjo(Esperanto) Villem(Estonian) Viliame(Fijian) Vilhelm, Viljam, Viljami, Jami, Vilhelmi, Vilho, Vili, Viljo, Ville(Finnish) Guillaume(French) Wilhelm, Willi, Willy(German) 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) Wilhelm(Polish) Guilherme, Gui(Portuguese) Uilleam(Scottish) Viliam(Slovak) Viljem, Vili, Vilko(Slovene) Guillermo(Spanish) Vilhelm, Ville(Swedish) Viliami(Tongan) Gwilym, Gwil, Gwilim, Gwillym(Welsh)

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Entry updated February 28, 2019