Willem Name Meaning & Origin
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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Will, Wim, Jelle, Pim, Willy
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Willem Dafoe, actor
Willem Einthoven, Nobel Prize winner
Vincent Willem van Gogh, artist
Willem-Alexander Claus George Ferdinand, King of the Netherlands
Willem de Kooning, Dutch American abstract expressionist
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