Wilhelm: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Wilhelm

Wilhelm

Pronunciation: WIL-hehlm, VIL-hehlm (key)

Origin of the name William:

From the Old Norman French Willaume, which is derived from the Old High German Willehelm, a compound name composed from the elements willeo (will, determination) and helm (protection, helmet): hence, "resolute protector." William is the most popular name introduced to England by the Normans. It was borne by William the Conqueror (1027? - 87), who invaded England and defeated Harald at the Battle of Hastings, and by three other kings of England.

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William, Wim

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Wim, Willi, Willy, Bill, Billy

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Wilhelm I, King of Prussia and Kaiser of Germany, 1st Kaiser of the 2nd German Reich
Wilhelm II, King of Prussia and last Kaiser of Germany (ruled 1888-1918)
Wilhelm Grimm, German anthropologist, wrote "Grimm's Fairy Tales" together with his brother Jacob
Wilhelm Keitel, German Field Marshal in WWII
Wilhelm Hoyt, major league Baseball pitcher
Wilhelm List, German Field Marshal in WWII

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The Tenth Kingdom, The Brothers Grimm

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