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What does Wilmette mean?

Wilmette Pronunciation of Wilmette [wil-mette] as a name for girls is an Old German name, and the name Wilmette means "determined protector". Wilmette is a variant form of Wilhelmina (Old German).

Associated with: determined, protector (defender).


3 different relations via Wilhelmina: Willene, Willetta and Willette.

Creative forms:


Middle name pairings:
Wilmette Kamille (W.K.), ..

How popular is Wilmette?

Wilmette is an unusual given name for females. Wilmette is also an unusual last name for all people. (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. Popular alternative forms of Wilmette (outside Top 2000) are Wilhelmina (#1619 a year ago), Willette, Willene and Willetta. These forms of Wilmette reached the height of their popularity a century ago (median #1559) and are now much less widespread. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

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

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

Similar Names

Wilmette is pronounced similarly to Wilmot and Wilmott. Other suggested similar names are Alette, Allette, Arlette, Bellette, Cloette, Colette, Collette, Eliette, Ellette, Elyette, Emmette, Erlette, Finette, Gilberte, Gilette, Ginette, Ginnette, Halette, Jolette, Joliette, Julette, Juliette, Julyette, Kolette, Linette, Linnette, Lisbette, Lisette, Lissette, Lizette, Minette, Minnette, Nellette, Ninette, Ninnette, Olette, Philette, Pierette, Richette, Rilletta, Rillette, Sallette, Sylvette, Vidette, Villette, Vinette, Violette, Viollette (see Violet), Waldette, Wanette, Wilmotina (see Wilmot), Wyette and Yolette. These names tend to be more commonly used than Wilmette.

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