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Wilhelm Meaning


What does Wilhelm mean?

The name Wilhelm is of German origin.

The meaning of Wilhelm is "determined protector".

Wilhelm is generally used as a boy's name.

It consists of 7 letters and 2 syllables and is pronounced Wi-lhelm.

The Given Name Wilhelm

Embraced by many parents, the name Wilhelm, is one of warmth and class.

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Wilhelm has no variant spellings.

Some famous bearers of this name include: Wilhelm Cuno, Wilhelm Grimm, and Wilhelm Marx.

Wilhelm Popularity

In the U.S. in 2018, it ranked 3,763 in baby name popularity for boys with 29 occurrences. Less than 5 girls were given the name.

In contrast, the year before it ranked 4,314 in baby name popularity for boys with 24 occurrences. Less than 5 girls were given the name.

The trend's your friend. See how Wilhelm has changed in popularity since 1880 by visiting the Wilhelm Name Popularity Page.

Wilhelm Related Names

The names Wilhelmina, Wilhelmine, William are all forms of Wilhelm.

Wilhelm has the diminutives (nicknames) Willi, Wim.

Famous Wilhelms

  • Wilhelm Cuno ~ German Chancellor (1922-1923)
  • Wilhelm Grimm ~ Writer
  • Wilhelm Marx ~ German Chancellor (1923-1925; 1926-1928)
  • Wilhelm Maybach ~ Scientist
  • Wilhelm Ostwald ~ Nobel Prize for Chemistry 1909, Scientist
  • Wilhelm Rontgen ~ Nobel Prize for Physics 1901, Scientist
  • Wilhelm Steinitz ~ Chess Player
  • Wilhelm Wien ~ Nobel Prize for Physics 1911, Scientist

Wilhelm Numerology

Destiny Number, Life Path Number, Soul Urge and Personality Number. These Numerological numbers may tell your child's story. Take a look at the Numerology Of Wilhelm.

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Wilhelm Name Fun

Would you like to fingerspell the name Wilhelm in American Sign Language?

Then just follow the diagram below.

Be creative with the name Wilhelm.

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