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wilhelm

FORM OF:
willihelm
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)
NAMES DAY:
POLAND January, 10

Usage

  • danishdanish
  • faroesefaroese
  • finnishfinnish
  • germangerman
  • greenlandicgreenlandic
  • icelandicicelandic
  • norwegiannorwegian
  • old swedishold swedish
  • polishpolish
  • swedishswedish

Related names

VARIANTS
danish
william, willem, vilhelm, Villiam, Wilhelmus
faroese
william, vilhelm, vilhjálmur, Viljormur, Viljam, Villiam
finnish
william, willem, vilhelmi, viljami, vilhelm, villem, Viljam, Wiljami, Villiam, Wilhelmus, Vilhem, Wilhem, Willhelm
german
william, willem
greenlandic
william, vilhelm, Villiam, Viiliimmi, Viilimi, Vîlime, Vîlîme
icelandic
william, vilhelm, vilhjálmur
norwegian
william, willem, vilhelm, villem, Viljen, Villiam, Wilhelmus, Vellem, Vilhem, Wilhem, Viljan, Willhelm
old swedish
vilhelm, Velam, Villam
swedish
william, willem, viljami, vilhelm, villem, Velam, Whilliam, Viljam, Wiljam, Wiljami, Villiam, Wilhelmus, Vilhelmus, Vilhem, Wilhem, Viljan, Villhelm, Willhelm
FEMININE
danish
wilhelmina, willemina, vilhelmine, wilhelmine
faroese
vilhelmine
finnish
wilhelma, vilhelmina, vilhelmiina, wilhelmina, vilhelmine, wilhelmine, Vilhelma, Vilima, Villima, Wilhelmiina
german
wellemina, wilhelma, wilhelmina, guglielma, gulielma, guglielmina, wilhelmine, Guillerma
greenlandic
vilhelmine, Vilímîna, Vilimmiina
icelandic
vilhelmína
norwegian
wilhelma, vilhelmina, wilhelmina, willemina, vellumine, vilhelmine, wilhelmine, villumine, Vilhelma, Wilhelmmine, Wilhilmine
polish
wilhelmina
swedish
wilhelma, vilhelmina, wilhelmina, willemina, vilhelmine, wilhelmine, vilhemina, wilhemina, vilhemine, villhelmina, willhelmina, willhelmine, villhemina, willhemina, Vilhelma
PET & SHORT FORM
danish
bill, willy, willie, liam, billy, Villum, Willum, Villi
faroese
Villi
finnish
bill, willy, willie, liam, ville, vilho, viljo, vili, billy, Vilhe, Wilhe, Villi, Wilho
german
willy, willie, liam, wilkin, wilk, wilke, wilko, wutz, wille, Helmus, Helminus, Helmes
greenlandic
liam
icelandic
bill, willy, vili, Willum, Villi, Líam
norwegian
bill, willy, willie, liam, vilho, billy, Vellum, Villum, Willum, Villi
swedish
bill, willy, willie, liam, 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
catalan
guillem
croatian
vilim
czech
vilÉm
dutch
willem, Wilhelmus
english
william, wilson, willson
esperanto
vilhelmo
estonian
villem
french
william, guillaume
greek
goulièlmos
hungarian - magyar
vilhelm, vilmos
irish
william, uilliam, uilleag, ulick
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
portuguese
william, guilherme
sami - lapps
Vilhealbma
scottish
william, uilleam
slovak
viliam
slovene
vilim, vilhelm, viljem, Viljen, Viljam
spanish
guillermo
welsh
william, gwilim, gwillym, gwilym

Geographical spread (only living languages)

Popularity & Ranking

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New Age curiosities (only for entertainment purposes)

1
Numerological Values:
1

The number 1 is associated with leadership and independence. People with this name-number demonstrate great inner strength and have much potential for financial success and other accomplishments in life. These individuals are believed to make good use of their inborn talents and leadership abilities to influence and lead people.

Chakra Number:
1: The number of the Root Chakra "Muladhara"

The first of the seven energy centers, Muladhara is also the most dense of them all. The main color of this chakra is red which is also the most dense color of all. Learn about the meaning of red chakra color and discover the less known second color found at the centre of muladhara.

Color meaning:

The color red is a warm and positive color associated with our most physical needs and our will to survive. It exudes a strong and powerful masculine energy. Red is energizing. It excites the emotions and motivates us to take action. It signifies a pioneering spirit and leadership qualities, promoting ambition and determination. It is also strong-willed and can give confidence to those who are shy or lacking in will power.

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Notable people and personalities​

Wilhelm Boger (1906–1977), German Police Officer And One Of The Ss Staff At Auschwitz Concentration Camp
Wilhelm Burgdorf (1895–1945), Commander And Staff Officer In The German Army During World War Ii
Wilhelm Frick (1877–1946), German Nazi Politician
Wilhelm Furtwängler (1886–1954), German Conductor And Composer
Wilhelm Grimm (1786–1859), German Anthropologist
Wilhelm Heinrich Erb (1840–1921), German Neurologist
Wilhelm I, German Emperor (1797–1888), King Of Prussia And German Emperor
Wilhelm Ii, German Emperor (1859–1941), Grandson Of The Former, King Of Prussia And German Emperor
Wilhelm Keitel (1882–1946), German Field Marshal
Wilhelm List (1880–1971), German Field Marshal
Wilhelm Reich (1897–1957), Austrian-american Psychiatrist And Psychoanalyst
Wilhelm Weitling (1808–1871), Early German Communist Or Socialist
Wilhelm Wien (1864–1928), Nobel Prize Winner In 1911 And Scientist Who Created Wien's Displacement Law
Wilhelm Wundt (1832–1920), German Doctor And Psychologist