First name origins & meanings:
- Teutonic: Valiant protector
- German: Determined and famous
First name variations: Wil, Will, Willem, Wilhelm, Wilmos, Wilmot, Wilson, Williams, Williamson, Wills, Willie, Willy, Wiley, Wyley, Wilkie, Willkie, Wilkes, Wylkes, Willis, Wilton, Wilmar, Winton, Willard, Wilford, Guillaume, Guillermo, Vilhelm, Vilem, Viliam, Vasili, Vasily, Uilleam, Uilliam, William
Last name origins & meanings:
- German and English: from the Germanic personal name Wilmar
(Old English Wilmǣr), composed of the elements
wil(l) ‘will’ + mar ‘famous’.
- Simon Wilmer settled in Kent Co., MD, before 1680. William Holland Wilmer, born in Kent Co. in 1782, and his son Richard Hooker Wilmer (b. 1816) were both Episcopal clergymen.