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willem

FORM OF:
wilhelm
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

  • danishdanish
  • dutchdutch
  • finnishfinnish
  • germangerman
  • norwegiannorwegian
  • swedishswedish

Related names

VARIANTS
danish
william, wilhelm, vilhelm, Villiam, Wilhelmus
dutch
Wilhelmus
finnish
william, vilhelmi, viljami, wilhelm, vilhelm, villem, Viljam, Wiljami, Villiam, Wilhelmus, Vilhem, Wilhem, Willhelm
german
william, wilhelm
norwegian
william, wilhelm, vilhelm, villem, Viljen, Villiam, Wilhelmus, Vellem, Vilhem, Wilhem, Viljan, Willhelm
swedish
william, viljami, wilhelm, vilhelm, villem, Velam, Whilliam, Viljam, Wiljam, Wiljami, Villiam, Wilhelmus, Vilhelmus, Vilhem, Wilhem, Viljan, Villhelm, Willhelm
FEMININE
danish
wilhelmina, willemina, vilhelmine, wilhelmine
dutch
wilhelmina, willemijn, willemina
finnish
wilhelma, vilhelmina, vilhelmiina, wilhelmina, vilhelmine, wilhelmine, Vilhelma, Vilima, Villima, Wilhelmiina
german
wellemina, wilhelma, wilhelmina, guglielma, gulielma, guglielmina, wilhelmine, Guillerma
norwegian
wilhelma, vilhelmina, wilhelmina, willemina, vellumine, vilhelmine, wilhelmine, villumine, Vilhelma, Wilhelmmine, Wilhilmine
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
dutch
bill, willy, willie, liam, pim, wim, Muske, Helmus, Helm, wilm, Wiel, Pimmetje, Wimpie, Wimpy
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
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
english
william, wilson, willson
esperanto
vilhelmo
estonian
villem
faroese
william, wilhelm, vilhelm, vilhjálmur, Viljormur, Viljam, Villiam
french
william, guillaume
greek
goulièlmos
greenlandic
william, wilhelm, vilhelm, Villiam, Viiliimmi, Viilimi, Vîlime, Vîlîme
hungarian - magyar
vilhelm, vilmos
icelandic
william, wilhelm, vilhelm, vilhjálmur
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
old swedish
wilhelm, vilhelm, Velam, Villam
polish
wilhelm
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)

2
Numerological Values:
2

If a person's name-number is 2, he is considered to be co-operative and highly adaptable to any circumstance in life. 2 is associated with teamwork, mediating and working for the goodness of others. People with the name-number 2 tend to be good friends and are kind, helpful individuals.

Chakra Number:
2: The number of the Sacral Chakra "Swadhisthana"

Orange is the color of your second chakra, which is located bellow the navel. The main energy of this color is creativity and feelings. Explore the color of your sacral chakra in depth and discover the gifts and challenges of orange color.

Color meaning:

The color orange radiates warmth and happiness, combining the physical energy and stimulation of red with the cheerfulness of yellow. Orange relates to 'gut reaction' or our gut instincts, as opposed to the physical reaction of red or the mental reaction of yellow. Orange offers emotional strength in difficult times. It helps us to bounce back from disappointments and despair, assisting in recovery from grief.

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Notable people and personalities​

Willem Aantjes (born 1923), Dutch politician
Willem Adelaar (born 1948), Dutch linguist
Willem Andriessen (1887–1964), Dutch pianist and composer
Willem Arondeus (1894–1943), Dutch artist and author
Willem Barentsz (~1550–1597), Dutch navigator and explorer
Willem Bilderdijk (1756–1831), Dutch poet
Willem Blaeu (1571–1638), Dutch cartographer, publisher
Willem Boy (1520–1592), Flemish painter, sculptor, and architect
Willem Breuker (born 1944), Dutch jazz bandleader, composer, and musician
Willem Brouwer (born 1963), Dutch football (soccer) player
Willem Buiter (born 1949), Dutch economist
Willem Buytewech (1591–1624), Dutch painter, draughtsman, and etcher
Willem Claeszoon Heda (~1594–1680), Dutch artist
Willem Cornelisz Schouten (~1567–1625), Dutch navigator
Willem Dafoe (born 1955), American actor
Willem de Kooning (1904 –1997), Dutch expressionist painter
Willem de Rooij (born 1969), Dutch artist
Willem de Sitter (1872–1934), Dutch mathematician, physicist and astronomer
Willem de Vlamingh (~1640–1698), Dutch sea-captain and explorer
Willem Drees (1886–1988), Dutch politician
Willem Drost (1633–1659), Dutch Golden Age painter and printmaker
Willem Einthoven (1860–1927), Dutch physiologist, inventor of the electrocardiogram
Willem Elsschot (1882–1960), Flemish writer and poet
Willem Endstra (1953–2004), Dutch real estate trader
Willem Frederik Hermans (1921–1995), Dutch author
Willem Gravesande (1688–1742), Dutch philosopher and mathematician
Willem Hondt (~1598–1652), Dutch engraver, cartographer and painter
Willem Hubert van Blijenburgh (1881–1936), Dutch Olympic fencer
Willem I (1772–1843), King of the Netherlands
Willem II (1792–1849), King of the Netherlands
Willem III (1817–1890), King of the Netherlands
Willem Janssen (born 1984), Dutch footballer
Willem Janszoon (~1570–1630), Dutch navigator and colonial governor
Willem Johan Kolff (1911–2009), inventor of the artificial kidney
Willem Kalf (1619–1693), Dutch Golden Age painter, art dealer, and appraiser
Willem Kes (1856–1934), Dutch conductor and violinist
Willem Kieft (1597–1647), Dutch merchant and director-general of New Netherland
Willem Kloos (1859–1938), Dutch poet and literary critic
Willem Konjore (born 1945), Namibian politician
Willem Luyten (1899–1994), Dutch-American astronomer
Willem Maris (1844–1910), Dutch landscape painter
Willem Meijer (1923–2003), Dutch botanist and plant collector
Willem Mengelberg (1871–1951), Dutch conductor
Willem of the Netherlands (1840–1879), Dutch prince
Willem Oltmans (1925–2004), Dutch journalist
Willem Pijper (1894–1947), Dutch composer, music critic, and music teacher
Willem Roelofs (1822–1897), Dutch painter, lithographer and draughtsman
Willem Sandberg (1897–1984), Dutch typographer and museum curator
Willem Sassen (1918–2002), Dutch Nazi collaborator, Waffen-SS officer and journalist
Willem Siebenhaar (1863–1936), Dutch-Australian social activist and writer
Willem Surenhuis (~1664–1729), Dutch Christian scholar
Willem Usselincx (1567–1647), Flemish merchant, investor and diplomat
Willem van Aelst (1627–1683), Dutch still-life artist
Willem Van Biljon (born 1961), South African entrepreneur and technologist
Willem van de Velde the Elder (~1611–1693), Dutch painter
Willem van de Velde the Younger (1633–1707), Dutch painter
Willem van Hanegem (born 1944), Dutch football player and coach
Willem van Mieris (1662–1747), Dutch painter
Willem van Otterloo (1907–1978), Dutch conductor, cellist and composer
Willem Verhulst (1625–†), the second director of the Dutch West India Company
Willem Verstegen (~1612–1659), Dutch merchant
Willem Willink (1750–1841), Dutch merchant
Willem Wilmink (1936–2003), Dutch poet and writer
Willem Wissing (1656–1687), Dutch portrait artist
Willem Witsen (1860–1923), Dutch painter and photographer