Name: Wilhelm

Origin and Meaning of the Name Wilhelm

  • Meaning:
    Will, desire + helmet, protection
  • Origin:
  • Gender:
    Boy
  • Pronunciation:
    (VIL hehlm)
  • Form of:
    Itself (Wilhelm)
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Miscellaneous Info for Wilhelm

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  • Used in:
    English and German speaking countries
  • Additional Info:
    This name comes from the Germanic elements 'wil' (will, desire) and 'helm' (helmet, protection). It is the German cognate of the English William.

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Popularity Rank of Wilhelm (US top 1000 names since 1880)

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