Gender Masculine & Feminine
Pronounced Pron. WIL-ee(English)
VI-lee(German, Dutch)
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Meaning & History

Diminutive of William, Wilhelm or Willem. It is both masculine and feminine in Dutch.

Related Names

VariantsBill, Wil, Will, Willie(English) Willi(German) Elma, Helma, Jelle, Mien, Mina, Pim, Wil, Wilma, Wim(Dutch)
DiminutivesBillie, Billy(English)
Feminine FormsWilhelmine, Wilhelmina(German) Willemijn, Willemina(Dutch)
Other Languages & CulturesWilhelm, Willahelm(Ancient Germanic) Gwilherm(Breton) Guillem, Guim(Catalan) Vilim, Vilko, Vilma(Croatian) Vilém, Vilma(Czech) Vilhelm, Villum(Danish) Vilhelmo, Vilĉjo(Esperanto) Villem(Estonian) Viliame(Fijian) Vilhelm, Vilhelmiina, Viljam, Viljami, Jami, Minna, Vilhelmi, Vilho, Vili, Viljo, Ville, Vilma(Finnish) Guillaume, Liam, Lyam(French) Vilmos, Vili, Vilma(Hungarian) Vilhjálmur(Icelandic) Uilliam, Liam, Uilleag, Ulick(Irish) Guglielmo(Italian) Vilhelms, Vilis(Latvian) Wöllem, Wullem, Mien, Mina, 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, Liam, Minna, Vilhelmina, Ville, Vilma, Wilma(Swedish) Viliami(Tongan) Gwilym, Gwil, Gwilim, Gwillym(Welsh)

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Name Days

Norway: May 28

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Entry updated April 16, 2019