Usage: Wilhelmina is a popular first name. It is more often used as a girl (female) name.
People having the name Wilhelmina are in general originating from Germany, Poland, United Kingdom, United States of America.
For another variant of the name Wilhelmina across the world, see Wilhelm.
The Growth number corresponding to this first name is 7.
The name Wilhelmina is ranked on the 10,726th position of the most used names. It means that this name is commonly used.
We estimate that there are at least 10800 persons in the world having this name which is around 0.001% of the population.
The name Wilhelmina has ten characters. It means that it is relatively long-length, compared to the other names in our database.
The graph below represents the number of people who were given the name Wilhelmina for each year since 1900 in the U.S.A.:
History and Origin
Wilhelmina (also: Wilhelmine) is a feminine given name, the Dutch and German form of Wilhelm or William, which is derived from the Germanic wil, meaning “will, desire” and helm, meaning “helmet, protection.” Wilhelmina was ranked in the top 1000 most popular names for girls in the United States between 1900 and 1940 but is rarely used today. In many European countries, this name is once again very popular.
German: feminine version of Wilhelm, formed with the Latinate suffix -ina. This name was introduced to the English-speaking world from Germany in the 19th century. It is now very rarely used.
Cognates: Swedish: Vilhelmina. Danish, Norwegian: Vilhelmine.
Short forms: German: Wilma, Helmine, Helma, Mine. Danish: Mine.
Pet forms: German: Minna, Minne. English: Minnie.
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