Wilhelm - A very unique male name

  Sep 25,2020      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Wilhelm, meaning resolute protection, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1914 on position #1487. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Wilhelm and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Wilhelm? Our experts and editorial staff have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years -- And on this page you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the name Wilhelm. The baby boy name Wilhelm was given to 5 baby boys in 1982, ranking #2598 on the national boy baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 339,547 baby boys were given this name - making this a very unique male name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Wilhelm peaked in popularity 104 years ago in 1916 on position 1192.

Famous with this name

Wilhelm Pfau
Wilhelm Grimm
Wilhelm Hauff

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Wilhelm is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Wilhelm is currently topping the baby name charts in California at position #1,823 - and is the least popular in California at position #1,823.

Why care about state specific baby name charts? It could be that a name that is very popular on the national overall charts is less (or even more) popular where you live. So make sure you check out the state specific charts below and find out how popular or unique Wilhelm is where you live.

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Wilhelm origin and meaning

Wilhelm is a 7 letter name with 2 syllables. This name means resolute protection. To see famous people named Wilhelm, pop culture references for the name Wilhelm and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Wilhelm

We've found the following names that sound similar to Wilhelm, sorted by popularity.

William / Waylon / Willem / Willian / Willam / Waylen / Willaim / Waylan / Wiliam / Wilmon /

Name statistics

Most parents-to-be know if they want a popular or unique name, and with these charts and data tables you can easily get a better understanding of how popular or unique this name is.

With a quick glance you can easily tell if this name is increasing or declining in popularity - But note that its current popularity can actually differ a lot from state to state.

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Even more about Wilhelm

These are some of the common questions you may want to have answered to know if this is the perfect name for your baby.

Is Wilhelm a common or unique name?

By analyzing the number of births and frequency of this name we've determined that it's currently a very unique male name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Wilhelm?

2 syllables. Why is this important? One of the things that makes a baby name sound good and have a nice rythm is the number of syllables - and especially the number of syllables along with the syllable count for your last name. A simple rule is to avoid having the same number of syllables in your first, middle and last name.

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Name Wilhelm
Gender Male
Popularity 1 in 339,547
Letter count 7
Syllable count 2
Year first discovered 1914
1982 births +5

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