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RATE THIS NAME 4.13

liam

SHORT FORM OF:
william, uilliam, willem
LANGUAGE FAMILY:
indo-european > germanic > west germanic > german
ORIGIN:
germanic 
NAME ROOT:
*WILJô *HELMAZ > WILLAHELM / WILLIHELM
MEANING:
This name derives from the Old Norman name “Williame”, (French: Guillaume; German: Wilhelm). In turn the name derives from the Old High German name “Willihelm“, composed of two elements: “*wiljô” (will, wish, desire) plus “*helmaz” (helmet, protection), thus the Old German Name “Wilhelm” and the Old Norse Name “Vilhjálmr” have the same roots. The first well-known bearer of the name was Charlemagne's cousin William of Gellone, William of Orange, and Guillaume Fierabrace (755–812). This William is immortalized in the “Chanson de Guillaume” and his esteem may account for the name's subsequent popularity among European nobility. 1) William I (1028–1087), usually known as William the Conqueror and sometimes William the Bastard, was the first Norman King of England, reigning from 1066 until his death in 1087. 2) William I (Wilhelm Friedrich Ludwig, 1797–1888), of the House of Hohenzollern was the King of Prussia (1861–1888) and the first German Emperor (1871–1888), as well as the first Head of State of a united Germany. 3) William Tell is a folk hero of Switzerland. His legend is recorded in a late 15th-century Swiss chronicle.
KEYWORDS:
RELIGION (SAINTS)

Usage

  • catalancatalan
  • danishdanish
  • dutchdutch
  • englishenglish
  • finnishfinnish
  • frenchfrench
  • germangerman
  • greenlandicgreenlandic
  • irishirish
  • norwegiannorwegian
  • scottishscottish
  • sloveneslovene
  • swedishswedish
  • welshwelsh

Related names

VARIANTS
catalan
guillem
danish
william, willem, wilhelm, vilhelm, Villiam, Wilhelmus
dutch
willem, Wilhelmus
english
william, wilson, willson
finnish
william, willem, vilhelmi, viljami, wilhelm, vilhelm, villem, Viljam, Wiljami, Villiam, Wilhelmus, Vilhem, Wilhem, Willhelm
french
william, guillaume
german
william, willem, wilhelm
greenlandic
william, wilhelm, vilhelm, Villiam, Viiliimmi, Viilimi, Vîlime, Vîlîme
irish
william, uilliam, uilleag, ulick
norwegian
william, willem, wilhelm, vilhelm, villem, Viljen, Villiam, Wilhelmus, Vellem, Vilhem, Wilhem, Viljan, Willhelm
scottish
william, uilleam
slovene
vilim, vilhelm, viljem, Viljen, Viljam
swedish
william, willem, viljami, wilhelm, vilhelm, villem, Velam, Whilliam, Viljam, Wiljam, Wiljami, Villiam, Wilhelmus, Vilhelmus, Vilhem, Wilhem, Viljan, Villhelm, Willhelm
welsh
william, gwilim, gwillym, gwilym
FEMININE
danish
wilhelmina, willemina, vilhelmine, wilhelmine
dutch
wilhelmina, willemijn, willemina
english
wilhelmina, williamina
finnish
wilhelma, vilhelmina, vilhelmiina, wilhelmina, vilhelmine, wilhelmine, Vilhelma, Vilima, Villima, Wilhelmiina
french
guillaumette, guillaumine, wilhelmine
german
wellemina, wilhelma, wilhelmina, guglielma, gulielma, guglielmina, wilhelmine, Guillerma
greenlandic
vilhelmine, Vilímîna, Vilimmiina
norwegian
wilhelma, vilhelmina, wilhelmina, willemina, vellumine, vilhelmine, wilhelmine, villumine, Vilhelma, Wilhelmmine, Wilhilmine
scottish
williamina
slovene
vilhelmina, Viljema, Viljemina, Viljana, Viljena
swedish
wilhelma, vilhelmina, wilhelmina, willemina, vilhelmine, wilhelmine, vilhemina, wilhemina, vilhemine, villhelmina, willhelmina, willhelmine, villhemina, willhemina, Vilhelma
PET & SHORT FORM
danish
bill, willy, willie, billy, Villum, Willum, Villi
dutch
bill, willy, willie, pim, wim, Muske, Helmus, Helm, wilm, Wiel, Pimmetje, Wimpie, Wimpy
english
bill, willy, willie, wilkie, willis, billy, billie, wylie, wilee, wye
finnish
bill, willy, willie, ville, vilho, viljo, vili, billy, Vilhe, Wilhe, Villi, Wilho
german
willy, willie, wilkin, wilk, wilke, wilko, wutz, wille, Helmus, Helminus, Helmes
norwegian
bill, willy, willie, vilho, billy, Vellum, Villum, Willum, Villi
slovene
vili, Vilij, Viljko, Vilči
swedish
bill, willy, willie, ville, vilho, billy, billi, billie, Villum, Willum, Villi

Use in other languages

LANGUAGES
Ancient Germanic - Latinized
guilielmus, gulielmus, Guilihelmus, Guillelmus, Gulliemus, Guilgelmus, Wilielmus, Wilhelmus, Guillielmus, Vilhelmus

ancient germanic
willahelm, Willihelm
breton
gwilherm
croatian
vilim
czech
vilÉm
esperanto
vilhelmo
estonian
villem
faroese
william, wilhelm, vilhelm, vilhjálmur, Viljormur, Viljam, Villiam
greek
goulièlmos
hungarian - magyar
vilhelm, vilmos
icelandic
william, wilhelm, vilhelm, vilhjálmur
italian
guglielmo, villelmo, vilelmo, villermo, gulielmo, guglielmino, Guilelmo
latvian
viljams, vilhelms, Viļums
lithuanian
vilhelmas
old danish
vilhelm
old french
Willaume
old norse
vilhelm, VilhialmR, Vilhiálmr, Vilhjalmr, Vilhjamr
old swedish
wilhelm, vilhelm, Velam, Villam
polish
wilhelm
portuguese
william, guilherme
sami - lapps
Vilhealbma
slovak
viliam
spanish
guillermo

Geographical spread (only living languages)

Popularity & Ranking

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New Age curiosities (only for entertainment purposes)

8
Numerological Values:
8

A person with name-number 8 is ambitious, confident, practical and has a great ability to execute plans. They are achievers and seek to reach the top of their field through hard work.

Chakra Number:
8: The number of the Chakra "Etheric Body"

At the base of the skull or Cerebellum and is also found to be linked to the causal chakra just above the crown chakra to the left in the etheric body. This center enables the individual to achieve advanced out-of-body projection, etheric projection, spiritual perception, and spiritual wisdom. I use the word spiritual here because these abilities and ideas are larger than the self and the earth and is were the ability of remote viewing resides.

Color meaning:

Black is the color of the hidden, the secretive and the unknown, creating an air of mystery. It keeps things bottled up inside, hidden from the world. In color psychology the meaning of the color black is protection from external emotional stress. It creates a barrier between itself and the outside world, providing comfort while protecting its emotions and feelings, and hiding its vulnerabilities, insecurities and lack of self-confidence. In times of fear and uncertainty black contains the energy of the threatening unknown. In a positive state, black is seen as a restful emptiness into which anything may emerge and disappear once again. It is also mysterious, providing a sense of potential and possibility.

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