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pinWhat does Willem mean?

Willem /wil-lem/ as a name for boys is of Old German origin, and Willem means "determined protector". Willem is a Dutch form of William (Old German): from wil meaning "will".


Willem has 24 different relations via William: Bill, Bille, Billie, Billy, Vilhelm, Villem, Wilek, Wiley, Wilhelm, Wilkes, Wilkie, Will, Willi, Williams, Willie, Willis, Willkie, Wills, Willson, Willy, Wilmer, Wilmot, Wilson and Wim.

Kreatif forms: Walem, Welem, Winlem. [more]

pinHow popular is Willem?

Willem is an uncommon given name for males but a very popular last name for all people (#70906 out of 150436, Top 47%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Shown below is an analysis of the usage of Willem and related names. Bill, Billie, Billy (#794 the previous year), Wiley, Wilhelm, Will (#763), William (#5), Williams, Willie (#722), Willis, Willy, Wilmer and Wilson (#594) are the popular variation forms of Willem (not ranked) appearing in the Top 1000. Other variants, like Wills, are seldom used. Adoption of these forms of Willem was more pronounced during the years 1920-1929 (adoption of 0.637%) and is now much reduced (adoption 0.163%, 74% less). (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Bill, Billie, Billy, Wiley, Wilhelm in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Will, William, Williams, Willie, Willis in U.S.

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

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

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Willem is alike in pronunciation to Alem and Eilam. Other recommended similar baby names are Dillen, Gillen, Hallem, Hillel, Hiller, Miller, Waller, Walwin, Walwyn, Waylen, Waylin, Waylon, Welwyn, Weylin, Wilber, Wilder, Willerd, Willes, Willess, Willets, Willett, Willey, Willkes, Willmer and Wylan. These names tend to be more commonly used than Willem.