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What does Wim mean?

Wim Pronunciation of Wim [wim] as a boys' name is of Old German origin, and the meaning of Wim is "determined protector". Wim is an alternate spelling of William (Old German): from wil meaning "will".

Associated with: determined (faithful), protector (defender).


11 relations via William: Bill, Liam, Wilek, Wiley, Will, Willem, Willi, Wills, Willy, Wilmer and Wilmot.

Creative forms:
(male) Waim, Whim, ..

(female) Wime, Wimi, ..

Middle name pairings:
Wim Perry (W.P.), ..

How popular is Wim?

Wim is an uncommonly occurring given name for men. Wim is an unusual last name too for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Popular related forms of Wim (not in Top 2000) appearing in the Top 2000 are Bill, Liam (#2 from recent data), Wiley (#1321), Will (#834), Willem, William (#5), Willy, Wilmer (#1575) and Wilmot. Other forms, like Wilek, are uncommon. These forms of Wim reached the top of their popularity a century ago (median #973) and have become much less popular since (#1304, 78%), with versions like Wilmer becoming less in vogue. Liam is the most fashionable boy name among these. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Bill, Liam, Wiley, Will, Willem in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of William, Willy, Wilmer, Wilmot in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Wim is pronounced similarly to Aime, Am and Em. Other suggested similar names are Jim, Kim, Sim, Tim, Wil and Win. These names tend to be more frequently used than Wim.

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