[ 2 syll. wi-(l)hel(m), wil-he-lm ] The baby boy name Wilhelm is pronounced in German as VIHL-HHehLM or in Polish as VIYL-K-ehLM †. Wilhelm is used mostly in the German and Scandinavian languages, and it is of Germanic origin. Wilhelm is a derivative of the English and French name William.
Wilhelm is unusual as a baby name for boys. Its usage peaked modestly in 1902 with 0.006% of baby boys being given the name Wilhelm. Its ranking then was #930. The baby name has since declined in popularity, and is currently used on an infrequent scale. In 2018, among the group of boy names directly linked to Wilhelm, William was the most popular.
† Pronunciation for Wilhelm: V as in "vow (V.AW)" ; IH as in "it (IH.T)" ; L as in "lay (L.EY)" ; HH as in "he (HH.IY)" ; EH as in "ebb (EH.B)" ; M as in "me (M.IY)" ; IY as in "eat (IY.T)" ; K as in "key (K.IY)"
Details of famous persons named Wilhelm:
Composer Richard Wagner, born Wilhelm Richard Wagner, 22 May 1813 - 13 February 1883, Leipzig, Germany.
Fabulist Wilhelm Grimm, born Wilhelm Carl Grimm, 24 February 1786 - 16 December 1859, Hanau, Germany.