From German Names

Male Male Name

German Pronunciation

Listen to the German pronunciation of Wilhelm. The speaker is a native speaker of Standard German from Schleswig-Holstein / Northern Germany:

Predominant Age Group in Germany

Typically born before 1945 or after 2015

Predominant Regional Usage

  • Western Germany

Variant Forms

Origin and Meaning

Old High German name

Combination of 'will', 'desire' and 'helmet', 'protection'

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