Gender Masculine & Feminine
Usage English, Dutch
Pronounced Pron. WIL(English)
VIL(Dutch)
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Meaning & History

Short form of WILLIAM and other names beginning with Wil.

Related Names

VariantsBill, Wilf, Will, Willie, Willy(English) Elma, Helma, Jelle, Mien, Mina, Pim, Willy, Wilma, Wim(Dutch)
DiminutivesBillie, Billy(English)
Feminine FormsWilfreda(English) Willemijn, Willemina(Dutch)
Other Languages & CulturesWilhelm, Willabert, Willahelm, Willifrid(Ancient Germanic) Wilfrith, Wilfrið(Anglo-Saxon) Gwilherm(Breton) Guillem, Guifré, Guim(Catalan) Vilim, Vilko, Vilma(Croatian) Vilém, Vilma(Czech) Vilfred, Vilhelm, Villum(Danish) Vilhelmo, Vilĉjo(Esperanto) Villem(Estonian) Vilhelm, Viljami, Jami, Minna, Vilhelmi, Vilhelmiina, Vilho, Vili, Viljo, Ville, Vilma(Finnish) Guillaume, Liam, Lyam(French) Wilfried, Wilhelm, Wilhelmine, Elma, Helma, Helmine, Liam, Minna, Vilma, Wilhelmina, Willi, Willy, Wilma(German) Vilmos, Vili, Vilma(Hungarian) Vilhjálmur(Icelandic) Uilliam, Liam, Uilleag, Ulick(Irish) Guglielmo, Vilfredo(Italian) Vilhelms, Vilis(Latvian) Wöllem, Wullem, Mien, Mina, Wum(Limburgish) Vilhelmas, Vilhelmina(Lithuanian) Illiam(Manx) Wiremu(Maori) Wilkin, Wilky, Wilmot(Medieval English) Vilhelm(Norwegian) Wilhelm(Polish) Guilherme, Gui, Vilma(Portuguese) Uilleam(Scottish) Viliam, Vilma(Slovak) Viljem, Vili, Vilko(Slovene) Guillermo, Wilfredo, Vilma(Spanish) Vilhelm, Liam, Minna, Vilhelmina, Ville, Vilma(Swedish) Gwilym, Gwil, Gwilim, Gwillym(Welsh)

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Entry updated April 16, 2019