Also an Estonian short form of Villem:
I find this name funny because it means city in French.
As a nickname, I think that "Ville" is relatively nice; attractive to both the eye and ear, classic, and professional.
However, if it journeys past the usage as a diminutive... I believe that parents must reassess their decision.

That being said... most English-speaking countries will butcher the pronunciation-- as well as school-children creating a mock by altering it to "Villain." That is certainly fodder for thought.
Also used in Sweden. [noted -ed]
Ville Virtanen (also known as Darude) is a Finnish DJ.

Ville Vallgren is a Finnish sculptor.

Ville Ritola is a Finnish athlete.

Ville Peltonen and Ville Nieminen are both Finnish ice hockey players.

Ville Laihiala is a Finnish singer.

Ville Itala is a Finnish politician.
Ville Liimatainen (singer- Flinch).
This name is very, very common in Finland, and I am absolutely sick of this name. Somehow this name sounds like it belongs to kids and young guys only, even though there are guaranteed to be middle-aged and old men named Ville. This seems like one of the most unmaginative and boring name choices for Finnish parents to have made in the 70s, 80s, and 90s. I find it a bit strange that Swedes are using this name now, since 'Ville' is the infinitive form of the Swedish verb for 'want'. The name always reminds me of the pretentious and annoying singer Ville Valo.
Actually the pronounciation is V, the I´s pronounced like the e in "we", then the double l and the last "e" is pronounced like the "e" in the word example. That´s if you want to be true to the original way of pronouncing Ville.
Pronounced as "Veel-lai" (short -ee-).
It sounds French.
Such a pretty-looking and -sounding name.
Word "vile" means "pitchfork" in Serbian and Croatian. And look at this from Serbian-English Dictionary: Vile - goblins, nymphs, naiads, fairies, sprites, elves, leprechauns, sylphid.
Ville is used as a nickname for Vilhelm, but Ville is also popular as a formal name in Sweden.
Pronounced with a short "EE" (or "I" like in "bin"), double L and with E sound like in "bed" in the end).
A famous bearer of this name is Ville Valo, vocalist of the famous Finnish band HIM. Though many Americans pronounce it "Vill", as though it rhymes with Bill, the actual pronunciation is "VEE-lay".

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