I love classic names, this one is so pretty.
Shadow and Revenge  2/24/2021
Amazing name! Classic beauty! Looks like it fits for a strong woman! Wilhelmina is a beautiful name, also really rare in these days. Just great!
DeeDeeRee  1/14/2021
I prefer this name pronounced as "vil-hehl-MEE-na" or "wil-hehl-MEEN-a" as Wilhelm is pronounced as "vil-hehlm" or "wil-hehlm", not "Will-luhm". I feel like "wil-a-MEEN-a" is a bit misleading, and should be spelt as Willamina, but then again "vil-helh-MEE-na" is also a bit misleading, better spell it as Wilhelmine (but Wilhelmine can also be pronounced wrong. You can spell it as Vilhelmina instead). I feel like pronouncing Wilhelmina as Willamina is a bit like pronouncing Antoinette as Annette. I think Wilhelmina is a good name. :)
― Anonymous User  10/23/2020
Here in England I've only heard this name pronounced Will-uh-MEE-nuh. [noted -ed]
Yvy  5/26/2020
As an Anglophone, I have never heard this pronounced wil-hehl-MEEN-uh. I've never heard the H pronounced in English - it has always been wil-uh-MEE-nuh (i.e.: Wilhelmina and Willamina would be pronounced the same in English).
erb816  5/17/2020
Okay, apparently this is one of those really old and common for old woman names - but I had never heard of it before I read Ghosts of the Shadow Market, by Cassandra Clare. I've never heard of anyone named any feminine form of William except for the name Billie. I also had no clue how to pronounce this name. I looked it up, and it's pronounced like Will - ah - mee - nuh. I love it! I love the name Willa, and the name Mina, but can't see it in the spelling at all. Willamina, Willemina, or Wilamina are the spellings to go for with this name. I like Wilamina best because it seems the easiest to pronounce in romance languages. Also, I despise extra l's crowding up a name (Hilary, not Hillary, Lily, not Lilly, Hila, not Hilla... the list goes on). The nicknames I know of after researching this name, because I became interested, are Willa/Wila and Mina. Both are nice. I also think Mila (Mee - lah) would be an adorable nickname.
MayaHelen  11/8/2019
Anyone else remember the little girl in the commercial for H. O. Farina? ("Watch Wilhelmina eat her farina....") (You can find it on YouTube if you care enough.)
Kosta  8/20/2019
My great grandmother's name was Kathrina Wilhelmina and she came to America in 1873 from Germany. Her son, my Grandpa told me when I was a young girl that his beloved mother was very sweet. I have one picture of her as an old woman and she was very tiny with a big smile. I think of that big name on a tiny little girl/woman and I smile. Love the name.
― Anonymous User  8/10/2019
Who cares if it's long, I love long names!
― Anonymous User  4/11/2019
Another nickname for Wilhelmina I've seen is Billie.
― Anonymous User  12/9/2018
In 2018, 59 is the most common age for an American (U.S.) Wilhelmina who is registered female with the Social Security Administration. It is the 3, 106th most common female first name for living U.S. citizens.
― Anonymous User  10/15/2018
I personally find this name to be extremely ugly and harsh.
edg0123  10/6/2018
I think a lot of people here are selling this name short. It has so many possibilities for nicknames, and it's both substantial and feminine. It has a great vintage charm. I think Wilhelmina has a lot to recommend it. I wish people would resurrect some of these venerable older names rather than making up silly nonsense like Nevaeh and another spelling of Cèilidh the world doesn't need.
― Anonymous User  9/27/2018
Ugly and outdated.
kayisforkeen  8/19/2018
I didn't know this was the feminine form of Billy. The spelling looks strange, too long, and sounds dated.
Luvbug86  4/29/2018
I first came across this name when I read Bram Stoker's Dracula, as the female lead is called Wilhelmina (known as Mina) played by Winona Ryder in the movie.
It struck me as sounding very beautiful, antiquated and substantial. But the spelling can be off putting I think, because of the way the English pronounce it Willa-Meena. Looking at it, how do you ignore the hel and get an ah sound? It just seems odd. An alternative spelling I found is Willamina, but this has the danger of becoming Wil-lamb-mina. It just seems too complex, unless you like complex, in which case, it's perfect. But for me, I find it a bit much. I think it sounds nicer than it looks.
― Anonymous User  3/4/2018
The name Wilhelmina was given to 73 girls born in the US in 2016.
― Anonymous User  2/28/2018
The name Wilhelmina was given to 132 girls born in the US in 2015.
HerculePoirot  6/13/2016
Often Wilhelmina is pronounced Wi-la-MI-na in the United States. I think it's a nice name. Willa is a cute nickname :)
1836732  6/9/2016
My grandmother's name was Wilhelmina and they called her Minnie for short. She was German. I love this name and if I had a daughter it would be a name I would consider. Beautiful & strong.
― Anonymous User  2/13/2016
It was my grandmother's middle name. She was from a very German family, but was born and lived in Nebraska and Minnesota, US. She pronounced it Wil-lah-MEE-nah. I'm planning on using it (hopefully) for my future daughter, but we will call her Billie.
samIam777  2/2/2016
Many English speakers pronounce Wilhelmina as wil-lə-MEE-nah.
― Anonymous User  1/25/2015
I find this name clunky and unattractive.
To honour a William in naming a daughter, I'd like to suggest the name Wilmot - it's given on this site as a medieval masculine name but in England, especially in the West Country including Devon and Cornwall, it was heavily if not exclusively used for girls until well into modern times.
I think it's worthy of consideration as a girl's version of William, especially in middle name spot.
Just Jonquil  11/24/2014
I love love love this name! :D.
― Anonymous User  10/3/2014
This name makes me think of Wilhelmina Slater from Ugly Betty; beautiful, witty and strong minded.
― Anonymous User  9/8/2012
Wilhelmina "Mina" Wylie was one of the first Australian female representatives at the Olympics. Mina won a silver; she was beaten by fellow Australian and friend Sarah "Fanny" Durack.
littlemissebony  7/23/2012
I am learning German, and often a word / name starting with ' W ' is said as the English letter ' V ', even words we recognize. ( Such as 'Wind' )
foreverslowly  6/23/2012
I think this name is strong and elegant and has plenty of cute nicknames.

I really do love this name but I'm not sure my love of the name would be shared by everyone else.
― Anonymous User  1/21/2012
Wilhelmina is so pretty. Nicknames Willa, Willow, Mina, Minka and Minnie.
emilymaryjane  12/29/2011
My mind goes blank just looking at the name. Hard to decide on its pronunciation. Very odd, very weird, very unpleasant name. What are the shorter versions? "Wil", or "Mina"? Whatever else you make out of it is stupid sounding and ugly.
MyFartsSmellGood  7/3/2011
This name is also used in Poland. I find it to be lovely. [noted -ed]
bananarama  5/23/2011
This name is extremely hard to pronounce for me. Oddly enough I still like it.
Chrila96  1/4/2011
I really love Wilhelmina because of Wilhelmina Harker. Another nickname for Wilhelmina is Minka.
Antique_Cherub  3/31/2010
Dutch pronunciation is wil-hel-MEE-nah.
renee06  6/17/2009
Wilhelmina Cooper was a model in the 50s and 60s and the founder of modeling agency Wilhelmina Models.
vomiting  6/12/2009
Strong and elegant.
vomiting  5/14/2009
I used to think this name was so old sounding -- but now I think it'd be really adorable on a little girl. :)
silly_rabbit  4/24/2009
Very outdated and elderly name.
― Anonymous User  4/2/2009
This name isn't often used in Spanish-speaking countries, but it's pronounced Wih-lehl-mih-nah. (The 'h' is not pronounced in Spanish.) I like this name, but a nickname is Willa, Wila in Spanish, which is slang for "prostitute". :(
BornOnRoshHashanah  4/19/2008
Spanish speaking countries usually spell it as "GUILLERMINA" pronounced gee-yer-MI-na. It's very rare, its masculine form is more common. I'm from a Spanish speaking country, take my word not BornOnRoshHashanah, don't know where in the world does Wila means that!
Askris  1/18/2012
Wilhelmina Slater is one of the main characters on the hit show Ugly Betty. She is played by Vanessa Williams, and is a conniving fashion editor willing to do anything to take over the magazine.
Tears Of Blood  12/31/2007
It´s also the Czech and Slovak form. Name Day: 7th January.
Karcoolka  7/9/2007
Wilhelmina is the full name of Will in the European version of the WITCH comics.
blugal  6/13/2007
Wilhelmina´s pet forms are Will, Billie, Mina, Wilusha, Wilma, Wilja.
Ronja  5/12/2007
The French form of this name is Wilhelmine, a name borne by many Belgian and Luxembourgish royals.
― Anonymous User  12/29/2006
A famous bearer was Wilhelmina "Mina" Harker, the main character in Bram Stoker's legendary horror novel "Dracula".
Brenda-Licious  12/4/2006
Pronounced Wele-mee-na, Queen of the Netherlands. Though she sought refuge in England in WW2, she still was consistant in encouraging the Dutch resistance.
Tbird  7/23/2005
Tbird is quite correct, in the Netherlands we pronounce it as: Will-hell-MEEN-ah.
― Anonymous User  11/22/2005

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