First name origins & meanings:
- Teutonic: Fierce protector
- Teutonic: Valiant protector
First name variations: Wilma, Wilhelmina, Willamina, Wilhemine, Wihelma, Willette, Wilmette, Wyla, Willie, Willy, Mina, Minnie, Minny, Billie, Billy, Helma, Vilma, Guillelmine, Guillemette, Vilhelmina, Willa, Wil, Willem, Wilhelm, Wilmos, Wilmot, Wilson, Williams, Williamson, Wills, Willie, Willy, Wiley, Wyley, Wilkie, Willkie, Wilkes, Wylkes, Willis, Wilton, Wilmer, Wilmar, Winton, Willard, Wilford, Guillaume, Guillermo, Vilhelm, Vilem, Viliam, Vasili, Vasily, Uilleam, Uilliam, William
Last name origins & meanings:
- Scottish and northern English: from the medieval personal name
Will, a short form of William, or from some other
medieval personal names with this first element, for example
Wilbert or Willard.
- English: topographic name for
someone who lived by a spring or stream, Middle English wille
(from wiell(a), West Saxon form of Old English well(a)
‘spring’). The surname is found predominantly in the south and
southwestern parts of the country.
- German: from a short
form of any of the various Germanic personal names beginning with
wil ‘will’, ‘desire’.
Famous people with this first name:
This name appears in the following lists:
Cowboys and Cowgirls,
Pop Princes and Princesses