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What does Wilna mean?

Wilna Pronunciation of Wilna [wilna] as a girls' name is of Old German origin, and Wilna means "determined protector". Wilna is an alternate form of Wilhelmina (Old German).

Associated with: determined, protector (defender).


21 different relations via Wilhelmina: Billa, Billy, Ellma, Elma, Helma, Min, Mina, Minna, Minny, Valma, Velma, Vilma, Wileen, Willa, Willene, Willie, Willmina, Willy, Wilma, Wilmina and Wylma.

Creative forms:
(female) Walna, Wilta, ..

(male) Wilnan, Wilnat, ..

Middle name pairings:
Wilna Stephanie (W.S.), ..

How popular is Wilna?

Wilna is an unusual first name for women. Wilna is also an uncommon surname for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)

Wilna entered the list in 1890-1899 and reached its top rank of #1614 in the U.S. in the 1910s, but is not listed at the moment. (2015 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Wilna name in U.S.

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

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. Willa (#481 in 2015), Mina (#761), Wilhelmina (#1619), Willene, Willie, Wilma, Wylma, Vilma, Elma, Helma, Minna, Velma and Billy are the prominent alternative forms of Wilna ranked in the Top 2000. Other variants, like Billa, are seldom used. Usage of these forms of Wilna was at its highest 105 years ago (average #814) and is now significantly less (#1775, 93.2%), with forms such as Willie becoming somewhat outmoded. Mina has generally been the top pick of parents, though Willa is now the top form.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Wilna, Billy, Elma, Helma, Mina in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Minna, Velma, Vilma, Wilhelmina, Willa in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Willene, Willie, Wilma, Wylma in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Wilna is alike in pronunciation to Elna. Other recommended names are Aina, Bina, Ciana, Diana, Digna, Dina, Diona, Eilena, Eilona, Eitna, Fina, Fiona, Giana, Gilana, Gina, Ginna, Hinna, Jiana, Jilana, Jina, Jinna, Kiana, Kina, Kinna, Kiona, Liana, Lina, Linna, Milana, Milena, Mirna, Nina, Qiana, Riana, Rina, Riona, Siana, Siena, Signa, Sina, Tiana, Tina, Tiona, Viana, Vina, Viona, Virna, Walda, Wanna, Warna, Welda, Wilda, Willda, Willma, Wilona, Wilone, Win, Wina, Winne, Winny, Winona, Wylda and Zina. These names tend to be more frequently used than Wilna.

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