Willem

Gender:boy

Meaning:protection

Origin:German

Pronunciation:wil lem

Variations:Wilem, Willum

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About Willem

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Distinctly Dutch and a much more exotic version of William, Willem is a great choice for parents looking for something with a bit of a unique spin on a traditional name.

Detailed Meaning

Willem is a Dutch variant of the popular German name William.

Famous People With This Name

Willem Dafoe is an American actor best known for his roles in “The Spiderman Trilogy” and films such as “The English Patient” and “American Psycho.” Willem Johan Kolff is a Dutch-American inventor who created the artificial kidney. Willem de Kooning was a Dutch-American abstract expressionist¬†artist.

Possible Nicknames

Possible nicknames for Willem include Will and Willy/Willie.

Related Names

Willem can also be spelt Wilem and Willum. William is also a related name.

Stories Featuring This Name

Willem Ragnarsson is a character in the Man Booker nominated novel, “A Little Life.” Willem is an unseen character in the “Game of Thrones,” series.

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