German: From the Old German name Wilhelm or Willihelm, which comes from "weil-helm," protector of rest, defender of tranquility, or from "vil-helm," strong protector. Nicknames are Will, Willy, Bill, Billy. Mailliw, which is found as a female name, is said to be William spelled backwards. Gwilym, Gwyllim, Gwyllym are Welsh forms of the name. Uilleam is the Gaelic form of William. Gulielma is a female name derived from Gulielmus, the Latin form of William. Elma is a female name abbreviated from Gulielma, a feminine formed from Gulielmus, from the root of William. Wilhelmina is a female name derived from the German name Wilhelmine, from Wilhelm, from which comes William. Mina is a female name abbreviated from Wilhelmina, or from the English form Williamina. Minella is a diminutive of Mina. Williamina is a female name corrupted from the name Wilhelmina, or formed from William. Wilmett is a diminutive formed from William. Willmet, Willement, Wilmont, Wilmot, and Wilmenta are female names derived from Wilmet. Uilemhin and Utlemhin are Gaelic forms of Wilhelmina.
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Elizabeth William, "England and Wales Non-Conformist Record Indexes (RG4-8), 1588-1977"
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