What does Wilhelm mean?
Wilhelm /wil-helm/ [2 sylls.] as a boys' name. Wilhelm's root is Old German, and Wilhelm means "determined protector". Wilhelm is a German form of William (Old German): from wil meaning "will".
Wilhelm▼ has 33 relations 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.Kreatif forms: Wheellhelm, Wilhelmby, Winlhelm. [more]
How popular is Wilhelm?
Wilhelm is an uncommonly occurring given name for men but a very prominent last name for all people (#1666 out of 150436, Top 1%). (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)
Liam (#2 in 2014), William (#5), Wilson (#594), Guillermo (#678), Willie (#722), Will (#763), Billy (#794), Willy, Wilmer, Billie, Willis, Wiley, Williams and Bill are the popular alternative forms of Wilhelm rated in the Top 1000. These boy names were at the apex of their popularity during 1920-1929 (usage of 0.5873%) and have become much less widespread since (usage 0.2295%, 60.9% less), 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. Below is a charted analysis of the usage of the boy name Wilhelm and affiliated names. (2014 Birth Statistics)