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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.

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VariantsBill, Wil, Will, Willie(English) Willi, Wim(German) Elma, Helma, Jelle, Mien, Mina, Pim, Wil, Wilma, Wim(Dutch)
DiminutivesBillie, Billy(English)
Feminine FormsWilhelmina(English) Wilhelmina, Wilhelmine(German) Wilhelmina, Willemijn, Willemina(Dutch)
Masculine FormsWilhelmus, Willem(Dutch)
Other Languages & CulturesWilhelm, Willahelm(Ancient Germanic) Gwilherm(Breton) Guillem(Catalan) Vilim, Vilko, Vilma(Croatian) Vilém, Vilma(Czech) Vilhelm, Villum(Danish) Vilhelmo, Vilĉjo(Esperanto) Villem(Estonian) Vilhelm, Viljami, Jami, Minna, Vilhelmi, Vilhelmiina, 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(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, Vilma(Spanish) Vilhelm, Liam, Minna, Vilhelmina, Ville, Vilma(Swedish) Gwilym, Gwil, Gwilim, Gwillym(Welsh)

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