Willem

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Willem
William I of the Netherlands.jpg
King Willem I of the Netherlands in 1819.
Willem is the given and regnal name of the first three kings of the Netherlands.
Pronunciation [ˈʋɪləm]
Gender Male
Language(s) Dutch
Origin
Language(s) German
Meaning Vehement protector
Region of origin Belgium, Netherlands
Other names
Variant form(s) Guillaume, Wilhelm, Wilhelmus, William
Nickname(s) Jelle, Pim, Willie, Willy, Wim
Derived Wil (will) + helm (helmet, protection)
Related names Wilhelmina, Willems
Popularity see popular names
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Willem (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈʋɪləm]) is a Dutch given name. The name is Germanic, and can be seen as the Dutch equivalent of the name William in English, Guillaume in French, Guilherme in Portuguese and Wilhelm in German. Nicknames that are derived from Willem are Jelle, Pim, Willie, Willy and Wim.

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  1. ^ William - Meaning and origin of the name William, babynames.co.uk

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