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What does Wilhelmina mean?

Wilhelmina Pronunciation of Wilhelmina as a girls' name is of Old German origin, and the meaning of Wilhelmina is "determined protector". The second element of the source phrase literally refers to a helmet. Actress Billie Burke; author Willa Cather.




VARIANTS Billa, Billee, Billey, Billie, Billy, Ellma, Elma, Guglielma, Guillelmina, Guillelmine, Guillema, Guillemette, Guillemine, Helma, Helmina, Felmine, Helminette, Min, Mina, Minna, Minnie, Minny, Valma, Velma, Vilhelmina, Villhelmina, Villhelmine, Vilma, Wileen, Willene, Wilhelmine, Willa, Willabella, Willabelle, Willamina, Willamine, Willeen, Willene, Willemina, Willetta, Willette, Williamina, Willie, Williebelle, Wilmette, Willmina, Willmine, Willy, Willybella, Wilma, Wilmette, Wilmina, Wilna, Wylma

SEE ALSO Elmina, Hilma, Twyla, Wilmot



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How popular is Wilhelmina?

Wilhelmina is a very popular first name for women (#1084 out of 4276, Top 25%) but a rare surname for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. DEMOGRAPHICS)

Wilhelmina entered the list in 1880-1889 and reached its highest rank of #236 in the U.S. then, and is at #1670 currently. (TOP 2000 NAMES, 2018)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Wilhelmina name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Wilhelmina outside U.S.

Which version is better?

Prominent related forms of Wilhelmina (#1670 IN 2018) are Willa (#384), Mina (#625), Billie (#1471), Wilna, Wilma, Willie, Willette, Willetta, Willene, Wilhelmine, Vilma, Billy, Velma, Twyla, Minnie, Minna, Hilma, Helma, Elmina, Elma and Wylma. These forms of Wilhelmina were popular as baby names in the 1880s (USAGE OF 2.19%) and have become much less popular since (USAGE 0.09%, 95.8%), with versions such as Billy falling out of fashion. Willa is the most trendy birth name here.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Wilhelmina, Billie, Billy, Elma, Elmina in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Helma, Hilma, Mina, Minna, Minnie in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Twyla, Velma, Vilma, Wilhelmine, Willa in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Willene, Willetta, Willette, Willie, Wilma in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Wilna, Wylma in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Billie, Hilma, Minna, Vilma, Wilma outside U.S.

Similar Names

Recommended sound-alike names are Abbelina, Ademina, Alexina, Allexina, Allina, Allumina, Alumina, Alzeina, Amelina, Angellina, Asemina, Athelina, Aurelina, Avelina, Billina, Carmelina, Cathelina, Celestina, Celina, Chalina, Dallina, Delina, Dellina, Eilena, Elbertina (see Alberta), Evelina, Felina, Fidelina, Filimena, Filipina, Filippina (see Philopena), Filumena, Fiorentina, Gemina, Gilbertina, Hermina, Irelina, Jelsomina, Jilliana, Jyllina, Kathelina, Lidweina (see Lidwina), Malcolmina, Melaina, Melina, Melvina, Michaelina, Michelina, Micheline, Miguelina, Mileena, Nicolina, Philina, Philomina, Raelina, Rollina, Shalaina, Shalina, Sheina, Shelanna, Sherrina, Silestina, Silestyna (see Celeste), Silvina, Simmina, Urselina, Vilhelmine (see Vilhelmina), Waldena, Walterine, Waltrina, Wendeline, Willma, Wilmotina (see Wilmot), Yemina and Zelina. These names tend to be less commonly used than Wilhelmina.

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