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Wilhelm meaning and name origin
Wilhelm \wi-lhe-lm, wil-helm\ as a boy's name is a variant of William (Old German), and the meaning of Wilhelm is "will helmet, protection". From William: for a long time after the Norman conquest in AD 1066, three out of four English boys were given some form of the conqueror's name, William. See William for more on Wilhelm. The baby name Wilhelm sounds like Vilhelm and Wilhelmus. Other similar baby names are Willhelmus and Willem.
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Popularity of Wilhelm
Wilhelm is not a popular first name for men but a very popular surname or last name for all people (#2221 out of 88799) (1990 U.S. Census).
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