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What does Willene mean?

Willene \wi-lle-ne\ as a name for girls. Willene's name origin is Old German, and the meaning of Willene is "determined protector". Willene is a derivative of Wilhelmina (Old German).


Willene has 2 variants: Wileen and Willeen.

Willene has 49 more different forms via Wilhelmina: Billa, Billee, Billey, Billie, Billy, Ellma, Elma, Felmine, Guglielma, Guillelmina, Guillelmine, Guillema, Guillemette, Guillemine, Helma, Helmina, Helminette, Min, Mina, Minna, Minnie, Minny, Valma, Velma, Vilhelmina, Villhelmina, Villhelmine, Vilma, Wilhelmine, Willa, Willabella, Willabelle, Willamina, Willamine, Willemina, Willetta, Willette, Williamina, Willie, Williebelle, Willmina, Willmine, Willy, Willybella, Wilma, Wilmette, Wilmina, Wilna and Wylma.


Willene is a very popular first name for females (#2088 out of 4276, Top 49%) but a unique surname for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)

Charted below is the baby name popularity of Willene for girls. Willene was first listed in 1920-1929 and reached its top rank of #781 in the U.S. during the years 1930-1939, but is not listed at the moment. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Willene name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Willene outside U.S.

Prominent related forms of Willene are Willa (#549 in 2014), Mina (#687), Wilhelmina, Wilhelmine, Wilma, Willie, Vilma, Velma, Elma, Billy, Helma, Minna, Minnie and Billie. Usage of these girl names was at its apex during 1900-1909 (usage of 0.4999%) and is now much lower (usage 0.0509%, down 89.8%), with versions like Elma, Velma, Billy, Minna and Billie becoming somewhat outmoded. Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of Willene and corresponding names. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Billie, Billy, Elma, Helma, Mina, Minna, Minnie, Velma, Vilma, Wilhelmina in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Wilhelmine, Willa, Willene, Willie, Wilma in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Minna, Wilma outside U.S.

Similar Names

Willene is alike in pronunciation to Aileene, Ailene, Allene, Eileene, Eilene, Ellene, Illene and Wilone. Another suggested similar baby name is Jillene. These names tend to be less frequently used than Willene.