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What does Willene mean?

Willene /wil-le-ne/ as a name for girls. Willene's name origin is Old German, and the meaning of Willene is "determined protector". Willene is a version of Wilhelmina (Old German).

Associated with: determined, protector (defender).


Willene has 2 variants: Wileen and Willeen.

Willene has 15 more different relations via Wilhelmina: Billee, Billey, Billie, Willa, Willamine, Willemina, Willetta, Willette, Willie, Willmina, Willmine, Willy, Wilmette, Wilmina and Wilna.

Kreatif forms:
(female) Wilene, Willena, ..

(male) Willeby, Willemer, ..

How popular is Willene?

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)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Charted below is the baby name statistics of Willene for girls. Willene was first listed in 1910-1919 and reached its top rank of #776 in the U.S. during the years 1930-1939, but is not listed at the moment. (Top 2000 Names, 2014)

Top 2000 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), Billie (#1726), Wilhelmina (#1876), Wilna, Willie, Willetta and Willette. Adoption of these relations of Willene was widespread during 1920-1929 (adoption of 0.4%) and is now much lower, with versions like Wilhelmina becoming somewhat outmoded. Willa is the most fashionable name for newborns in this list.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Willene, Billie, Wilhelmina, Willa, Willetta in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Willette, Willie, Wilna in U.S.

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

Similar Names


Willene is alike in pronunciation to Aileen, Aileene, Ailene, Aillin, Alene, Alleine, Allene, Alleyne, Alline, Allyne, Eileen, Eileene, Eilene, Eilleen, Eilwen, Elaene, Elene, Ellane, Ellen, Ellene, Ileene, Ilene, Illene and Wilone. Other suggested similar names are Adalene, Adilene, Arleene, Arlene, Arliene, Cailene, Carlene, Celene, Ciline, Colene, Colleene, Collene, Colline, Dalene, Dellene, Earlene, Emalene, Evelene, Filomene, Harlene, Hellene, Jillane, Jillanne, Jillene, Jilliane, Jolene, Jollene, Kalene, Kaylene, Liliane, Marlene, Millee, Myrlene, Nellene, Nicolene, Nilsine, Orlene, Phillane, Philline, Rolene, Rollene, Shalene, Shirlene, Verlene, Violeine (see Violet), Walless, Wallie, Wibeke, Willma, Wilona and Winne. These names tend to be less frequently used than Willene.