First name origins & meanings:
- Teutonic: Fierce protector
- Teutonic: Valiant protector
First name variations: Mina, Minnah, Minette, Minetta, Minda, Myna, Mindy, Minna, Wylda, Wilda, Wiletta, Wilette, Wilhelmine, Wilhelmina, Wilma, Wilhelmina, Wilhemine, Wihelma, Wilmette, Wyla, Mina, Minnie, Minny, Billie, Billy, Helma, Vilma, Guillelmine, Guillemette, Vilhelmina, Guillaume, Guilherme, Gillermo, Gughilmo, Gwilym, Guillermo, Maxwel, Maxwell, Wil, Wilhelm, Wilmos, Wilmot, Wilson, Wiley, Wyley, Wilkie, Wilkes, Wylkes, Wilton, Wilmer, Wilmar, Winton, Wilford, Guillaume, Guillermo, Vilhelm, Vilem, Viliam, Vasili, Vasily, Uilleam, Uilliam
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’.
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