Wilhelm meaning and origin

Gender: Boy
Origin: Old High German and Germanic
Usage: German, Scandinavian, Faroese, Icelandic, Greenlandic, Finnish, Swedish, Danish and Norwegian
Meaning: Will, Desire and Composition
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Used particulary in Swedish, Scandinavian, Greenlandic, Norwegian, German, Faroese, Icelandic, Danish and Finnish persistent and widely accepted, Wilhelm is used as a baby boy name, Wilhelm means "Helmet, Desire or Composition" is of Germanic and Old High German origin. Wilhelm is resultant of William. William is resulted from Guillaume. Also William is English form of Wilhelm. Of Germanic and Old High German origin, Cherished and Venerable William, William means "Resolute Protector, Will and Helmet and Will". Also Wilhelm is German form of Willihelm. The name is celebrated on the 10 of January.

Variants of Wilhelm

William, Willihelm, Bille, Williams, Williamjames, Billa, Birger, James

Names that rhyme with Wilhelm

Popularity of Wilhelm

Wilhelm is common in Sweden where over 3647 new-borns have been given the name since 1998. When at its peak in 2012, the moniker grabbed the 64th spot and 250 baby boys were given the name. Wilhelm is a unique baby name in United States, it has been in use since 1880 and was able to reach the top 800 names. In 1885, it achieved its highest ever ranking of 765 on boy names chart when 37 babies were named Wilhelm. There are over 1660 babies that have been given the name Wilhelm in United States.

Wilhelm is an uncommon baby name in still in use in England and Wales. In France, it has been in use since 1901 but could not make beyond the top 400. Over 497 babies in France have been named Wilhelm. However things change on global perspective, Wilhelm is extremely popular in Germany where every 1 in 300 have the name. Also the baby name is popular in Austria and South Africa. As per our evaluation, over 390000 babies have been bestowed Wilhelm around the globe.

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What numerology tells about Wilhelm?

Don't live to work. Work to live. Financial security doesn't matter to you much. Neither does a steady love life. You are always filled with positive and creative energy that you pass around. Waking up at the same time every day, five times a week, makes you feel nervous and steals your energy away. Sometimes, you act selfishly. You are probably well aware of your dependence on others. People see you as an exceptional human being because of your determination and fearless attitude.

Other names similar to Wilhelm, for would be parents

  •  Alaïs - The Alaïs has its origin in German, Alaïs means "Noble or Fight"
  •  Lizaïg - Lizaïgs origin is German is used dominantly in Breton, meaning of Lizaïg is "Illustrious or Fighter"
  •  Rolfe - Unorthodox Rolfes origin is Germanic is specifically used in Scandinavian and English used as a baby boy name, meaning of Rolfe is "Famous Wolf, Wolf Counsel or Red Wolf"
  •  Loeizaïg came from German is used largely in Breton, meaning of Loeizaïg is "Illustrious or Fighter"
  •  Roque - Used chiefly in Spanish and Portuguese far-out, Roque means "War Cry or Shout a Battle Cry" and is bestowed upon boys is originated from English and Germanic
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Namesakes of Wilhelm

    Wilhelm Gustloff, founder of the Swiss NSDAP/AO at Davos
  • Wilhelm Marr, German agitator and publicist
  • Wilhelm Furtwängler, German conductor and composer
  • Wilhelm Siegmund Teuffel, German classical scholar
  • Wilhelm Martin Leberecht de Wette, German theologian and biblical scholar
  • Wilhelm Gesenius, German orientalist, Lutheran, and Biblical critic
  • Wilhelm Adolf Schmidt, German historian
  • Wilhelm Schroeder, German politician and pilot
  • Wilhelm Hertenstein, Swiss politician
  • Wilhelm Matthias Naeff, Swiss politician and one of the seven initial members of the Swiss Federal Council
  • Wilhelm Gottlieb Tennemann, German historian of philosophy
  • Wilhelm Rüstow, Prussian-born Swiss soldier and military writer
  • Wilhelm Stenhammar, circa 1916
  • Wilhelm Kempff, German pianist and composer
  • Wilhelm Backhaus, German pianist and pedagogue
  • Wilhelm Pieck, German politician and Communist
  • Wilhelm Liebknecht, German socialist and one of the principal founders of the Social Democratic Party
  • Wilhelm von Giesebrecht, German historian
  • Wilhelm Schickard, German professor of Hebrew and Astronomy
  • Wilhelm Wassmuss, German diplomat and spy and part of Niedermayer–Hentig Expedition
  • Wilhelm Hieronymus Pachelbel, German composer and organist
  • Wilhelm von Kaulbach, His murals decorate buildings in Munich
  • Wilhelm von Gottberg, German politician of the Alternative for Germany
  • Wilhelm Tempel, German astronomer
  • Wilhelm Julius Foerster, German astronomer
  • Wilhelm Hemprich, German naturalist and explorer
  • Wilhelm Ludwig Abeken, German archaeologist
  • Wilhelm Friedrich Ernst Bach, eldest son of Johann Christoph Friedrich Bach and the only grandson of Johann Sebastian Bach to gain fame as a composer
  • Wilhelm Zaisser, German communist politician and the first Minister for State Security of the German Democratic Republic
  • Wilhelm Paul Corssen, German philologist noted for his work on Latin and Etruscan topics
  • Wilhelm Maurenbrecher, German historian
  • Wilhelm Albert, German mining administrator
  • Wilhelm Lehmbruck, German sculptor
  • Wilhelm von Humboldt, Prussian philosopher, linguist, government functionary
  • Wilhelm Wundt, German physician, physiologist, philosopher
  • Wilhelm Ostwald, German chemist
  • Wilhelm Johannsen, Danish botanist, plant physiologist
  • Wilhelm Röntgen, German mechanical engineer and physicist, who
  • Wilhelm Ackermann, German mathematician best
  • Wilhelm Wien, German physicist who,
  • Wilhelm Eduard Weber, German physicist and
  • Wilhelm Beer, banker and astronomer from Berlin, Prussia
  • Wilhelm Lexis, full name Wilhelm Hector Richard Albrecht Lexis,
  • Wilhelm Dilthey, German historian, psychologist, sociologist
  • Wilhelm von Biela, German-Austrian military officer and amateur astronomer
  • Wilhelm Klinkerfues, German astronomer and meteorologist
  • Wilhelm Filchner, German explorer
  • Wilhelm Blaschke, Austrian differential and integral geometer
  • Wilhelm His Jr., Wilhelm His Jr
  • Wilhelm Karl Ritter von Haidinger, Austrian mineralogist
  • Wilhelm Busch, German humorist, poet, illustrator and painter
  • Wilhelm Grimm, "Grimm, Jacob Ludwig Carl" and "Grimm
  • Wilhelm II, German Emperor, last German Emperor and King of Prussia
  • Wilhelm Keitel, German field marshal
  • Wilhelm Canaris, German admiral and chief of the 'Abwehr'
  • Wilhelm Maybach, Maybach rose to become technical director of the Daimler Motoren Gesellschaft but did not get on well with its chairmen
  • Wilhelm Bleek, German linguist
  • Wilhelm Steinitz, Austrian and later American chess master
  • Wilhelm Frick, prominent German politician of the Nazi Party
  • Wilhelm Wattenbach, German historian
  • Wilhelm von Gloeden, German photographer who worked mainly in Italy
  • Wilhelm Reich, Austrian doctor of medicine and psychoanalyst
  • Wilhelm Voigt, German impostor who,
  • Wilhelm Hoegner, second Bavarian prime minister after World War II and father of the Bavarian constitution
  • Wilhelm Friedemann Bach, German composer and performer
  • Wilhelm Xylander, German classical scholar and humanist
  • Wilhelm Waiblinger, German romantic poet

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