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Name Willem

Origin:From Old High German words for will, desire and helmet, protectionTools:

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About the name Willem in particular

Languages of use:Dutch
Short forms:Wim
US 2015 rank:not in the Top 1000; other popularity lists see below
Similarly written:AillĂ©n, Billel, Gilles, Gilles, Guillem, Mille, Miller, Sille, Ville, Villum     Details
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About William/Wilhelma, the group of names with the same origin as Willem

Language of origin:Old High German
Info about origin, male:old German/Germanic two-element name
 very popular throughout Europe during the Middle Ages
 name of several important kings, e.g. William the Conqueror, the first Norman king of England
Words:willio = the will, the desire  Old High German
 helm = the helmet, the protection  Old High German
Topics:Two-element name
Variants' top ranks:1:William Sweden 2015,  1:Liam Canada/BC 2013,  1:Wilma Sweden 2007,  6:Guilherme Brazil 2009,  11:Vilma Finland/Finnish 2015,  12:Guillaume France 1997,  12:Ville Finland/Finnish 2006,  13:Willy Belgium 2013,  17:Viljami Finland/Finnish 2012,  19:Vilho Finland/Finnish 2015
Name variants:Billie, Guglielmina, Gulielma, Minka, Minna, Minnie, Velma, Vilma, Wilhelma, Wilhelmina, Wilhelmine, Willa, Wilma, Bill, Billie, Billy, Guglielmo, Guilhem, Guilherme, Guilielmus, Guillaume, Guillem, Guillermo, Jelle, Jelte, Liam, Pim, Vilhelm, Vilho, Vili, Viljami, Ville, Villum, Vilmos, Wilhelm, Wilian, Wilko, Will, Willem, Willi, William, Willie, Willy, Wim   Sortable list   Details

Popularity lists that contain the name Willem

Belgium prevalence 2013 165
NetherlandsGraph2015 70,  2014 59,  2013 52,  2012 51,  2011 59,  2010 45,  2009 40,  2008 40