Gender Masculine & Feminine
Usage English
Pronounced Pron. WIL-ee
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Meaning & History

Masculine or feminine diminutive of William. Notable bearers include the retired American baseball player Willie Mays (1931-) and the musician Willie Nelson (1933-).

Related Names

VariantsBill, Wil, Will, Willa, Willy
DiminutivesBillie, Billy
Other Languages & CulturesWilhelm, Willahelm(Ancient Germanic) Gwilherm(Breton) Guillem, Guim(Catalan) Vilim, Vilko, Vilma(Croatian) Vilém, Vilma(Czech) Vilhelm, Villum(Danish) Wilhelmus, Willem, Willemijn, Willemina, Elma, Helma, Jelle, Liam, Mien, Mina, Pim, Wil, Wilhelmina, Willy, Wilma, Wim(Dutch) Vilhelmo, Vilĉjo(Esperanto) Villem(Estonian) Viliame(Fijian) Vilhelm, Vilhelmiina, Viljam, Viljami, Helmi, Iina, Jami, Miina, Mimmi, Minna, Vilhelmi, Vilho, Vili, Viljo, Ville, Vilma(Finnish) Guillaume, Liam, Lyam(French) 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(Italian) Vilhelms, Vilis(Latvian) Wöllem, Wullem, Wum(Limburgish) Vilhelmas, Vilhelmina, Vilma(Lithuanian) Illiam(Manx) Wiremu(Maori) Wilkin, Wilky, Wilmot(Medieval English) Vilhelm(Norwegian) Wilhelm(Polish) Guilherme, Gui, Vilma(Portuguese) Uilleam(Scottish Gaelic) Viliam, Vilma(Slovak) Viljem, Vili, Vilko(Slovene) Guillermo, Vilma(Spanish) Vilhelm, Helmi, Liam, Mimmi, Minna, Vilhelmina, Ville, Vilma, Wilma(Swedish) Viliami(Tongan) Gwilym, Gwil, Gwilim, Gwillym(Welsh)

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Entry updated April 5, 2022