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What does Willem mean?

Willem \wi(l)-lem\ as a name for boys. Willem means "determined protector". Willem is a variation of William (Old German). Scarce as a name for boys.


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


Willem is an uncommon given name for males. Willem is a rare last name too for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)

Shown below is an analysis of the usage of Willem and related names. Bill, Billie, Billy (#794 the previous year), Guillermo (#678), Liam (#2), Wiley, Wilhelm, Will (#763), William (#5), Williams, Willie (#722), Willis, Willy, Wilmer and Wilson (#594) are the popular variation forms of Willem (#unlisted) appearing in the Top 1000. Usage of this boy name was at its most widespread during the years 1920-1929 and is now much lower, with forms like Billy, Guillermo, Will, Willie and Wilson becoming somewhat dated. Liam (#2) is the most trendy baby name here. (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.

Similar Names

Recommended similar baby names are Willes, Willet and Willey. Like Willem, these names are not commonly used.