Wilhelm

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from German Wilhelm.

Proper noun[edit]

Wilhelm

  1. A surname​.

German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old High German Willahelm, from willo (will, desire) + helm (protection, origin of helmet).

Proper noun[edit]

Wilhelm

  1. A male given name, equivalent to English William.
  2. A patronymic surname​.

Related terms[edit]


Swedish[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Wilhelm c (genitive Wilhelms)

  1. A male given name, the spelling origin of Vilhelm.

References[edit]

  • [1] Statistiska centralbyrån and Sture Allén, Staffan Wåhlin, Förnamnsboken, Norstedts 1995, ISBN 9119551622: 21 343 males with the given name Wilhelm (compared to 23 532 named Vilhelm) living in Sweden on December 31st, 2010, with the frequency peak in the 2000s. Accessed on 19 June 2011.