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Wilhelm meaning and name origin

Wilhelm \wi-lhe-lm, wil-helm\ as a boy's name has the meaning "determined protector" and is a variant of William (Old German): from wil meaning "will", "desire" and helm meaning "helmet", "protection".

Suggested similar baby names are Vilhelm and Wilhelmus.

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Popularity of Wilhelm

Wilhelm is not a popular first name for males but a very popular surname or last name for all people (#2221 out of 88799) (2000 U.S. Census).

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Top 1000 ranking of Wilhelm name in U.S.
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