Wilhelmina Name Meaning & Origin
Origin of the name Wilhelmina:
A feminine form of William (resolute protector).
From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.
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- Comments and insights on the name Wilhelmina: | Edit
I think this is too heavy for a baby girl to wear, but maybe with a cute nickname like Mina or Willow...
- Personal experiences with the name Wilhelmina: | Edit
My Great-Grandmother was named Wilhelmina, she went by Wilda or Billie. I personally didn't know her, as she passed long before I was born but I'm partially named for her.
My name is Wilhelmina. I love it so much! I was called Willa until I was 13 when I decided to go by my full name. I love having a rare name, I never known another Wilhelmina in my life. I also love the sound of the name, it radiates strength and power and shows that a girl can be strong.
- Nicknames for Wilhelmina: | Edit
Willa, Mina, Minnie, Wilma, Willow, Wilda, Willie, Wills, Billie, Bill
- Meanings and history of the name Wilhelmina: | Edit
Feminine for Wilhelm, the German form of William, meaning "protector".
It can also mean resolute fighter.
- Famous real-life people named Wilhelmina: | Edit
Wilhelmina, Queen of the Netherlands
Wilhelmina, Dutch-American model and founder of the eponymous New York model agency (born Wilhelmina Cooper)
Wilhelmina Barns-Graham, British abstract artist
Wilhelmina Skogh, Swedish hotel magnate
Wilhelmina Feemster Jashemski, American archaologist
- Wilhelmina in song, story & screen: | Edit
Wilhelmina Grubbly-Plank, character in the Harry Potter book series
Wilhelmina "Mina" Murray Harker, character in novel and film "Dracula"
Wilhelmina "Willie" Scott, character in film "Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom"
Wilhelmina Slater, character in TV series "Ugly Betty", played by Vanessa Williams
Wilhelmina Hunnewell Winthrop ("Billy"), heroine of Judith Krantz prototype sex-and-shopping novel, "Scruples".
Wilelmina,Character in santa paws