About WillemGo back to names list
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.
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 for Willem include Will and Willy/Willie.
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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