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Willem Meaning


What does Willem mean?

The name Willem is of Dutch origin.

The meaning of Willem is "determined protector".

Willem is generally used as a boy's name.

It consists of 6 letters and 2 syllables and is pronounced Wi-llem.

The Given Name Willem

Willem is a form of William. See William for further details.

Willem is a memorable and chic name.

An auspicious name, it is one that will be admired.

A daring name that will be delightful to parents.

Some famous bearers of this name include: Willem Barentsz, Willem Dafoe, and Willem de Kooning.

Willem Popularity

In the U.S. in 2018, it ranked 2,218 in baby name popularity for boys with 62 occurrences. Less than 5 girls were given the name.

In contrast, the year before it ranked 2,338 in baby name popularity for boys with 56 occurrences. Less than 5 girls were given the name.

Want to see how Willem sizes up? How it compares to some other names? Then check out the Willem Name Popularity Page.

Willem Related Names

Willem is a form of William.

The name Willemina is a form of Willem.

Willem has the diminutives (nicknames) Jelle, Pim.

Famous Willems

  • Willem Barentsz ~ Explorer
  • Willem Dafoe ~ Actor
  • Willem de Kooning ~ Artist
  • Willem Drees ~ Dutch Prime Minister (1948-1958)
  • Willem Einthoven ~ Nobel Prize for Medicine 1924
  • Willem Elsschot ~ Writer
  • Willem Frederik Hermans ~ Writer
  • Willem Janszoon ~ Explorer
  • Willem van Hanegem ~ Soccer Player

Willem Numerology

What will your new littleWillem be like?

It may all be in the numbers.

The numbers that make up your child's name.

Numerology may give you some insight.

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Willem Name Fun

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

Then just follow the diagram below.

Be creative with the name Willem.

Just for fun, see the name Willem in Hieroglyphics, learn about ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics and write a Hieroglyphic message.

Learn about nautical flags and see your name or message written in nautical flags, on the Willem in Nautical Flags page.