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Meaning and Name Origin

Wilhelm \wi-lhe-lm, wil-helm\ as a boys' name. Wilhelm's root is Old German, and Wilhelm means "determined protector". Wilhelm is a form of William (Old German): from wil meaning "will", "desire" and helm meaning "helmet", "protection". A moderately rare birth name for boys.


Wilhelm has 33 related variations via William: Bill, Bille, Billie, Billy, Guglielmo, Guillaume, Guillermo, Liam, Vilhelm, Villem, Wilek, Wiley, Wilhelmus, Wilkes, Wilkie, Wilkinson, Will, Willem, Willhelmus, Willi, Williams, Williamson, Willie, Willis, Willkie, Wills, Willson, Willy, Wilmer, Wilmot, Wilmott, Wilson and Wim.

Wilhelm has 1 feminine form: Gulielma.


Wilhelm is an uncommonly occurring given name for men but a very prominent last name for all people (#2221 out of 88799, Top 3%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Charted below is the baby name popularity of Wilhelm for boys. Wilhelm reached its highest position of #606 in the U.S. during the years 1900-1909, but is not in the Top 1000 currently. (2014 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Below is a charted analysis of the popularity of the boy name Wilhelm and affiliated names. Popular alternative forms of Wilhelm rated in the Top 1000 are Liam (#2 in 2014), William (#5), Wilson (#594), Guillermo (#678), Willie (#722), Will (#763), Billy (#794), Willy, Wilmer, Billie, Willis, Wiley, Williams and Bill. These boy names were at the apex of their popularity during the years 1920-1929 and have become much less widespread since, with versions like Billy, Will, Guillermo, Willie and Wilson falling out of fashion. Liam (#2) is the most contemporarily stylish baby name in this compilation. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Bill, Billie, Billy, Guillermo, Liam, Wiley, Wilhelm, Will, William, Williams in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Willie, Willis, Willy, Wilmer, Wilson in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Billy, Liam, Wilhelm, Will, William, Wilmer outside U.S.