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242
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in 2010

Willem

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How popular is the baby name Willem in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1916 8 0 8
1921 5 0 5
1922 5 0 5
1927 8 0 8
1932 5 0 5
1941 5 0 5
1952 5 0 5
1956 8 0 8
1957 8 0 8
1958 9 0 9
1960 7 0 7
1961 6 0 6
1962 5 0 5
1963 9 0 9
1964 6 0 6
1965 5 0 5
1966 7 0 7
1967 10 0 10
1968 6 0 6
1969 8 0 8
1970 6 0 6
1971 11 0 11
1974 5 0 5
1975 12 0 12
1976 6 0 6
1977 7 0 7
1978 5 0 5
1979 10 0 10
1980 8 0 8
1981 10 0 10
1982 11 0 11
1983 7 0 7
1984 10 0 10
1985 8 0 8
1986 7 0 7
1987 7 0 7
1988 11 0 11
1989 32 0 32
1990 27 0 27
1991 25 0 25
1992 30 0 30
1993 40 0 40
1994 44 0 44
1995 35 0 35
1996 46 0 46
1997 53 0 53
1998 68 0 68
1999 75 0 75
2000 96 0 96
2001 79 0 79
2002 109 0 109
2003 122 0 122
2004 112 0 112
2005 107 0 107
2006 103 0 103
2007 105 0 105
2008 98 0 98
2009 70 0 70
2010 83 0 83
2011 74 0 74
2012 82 0 82
2013 86 0 86
2014 87 0 87
2015 66 0 66

Fun Facts about the name Willem

  • How many people with the first name Willem have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 2,230 babies born with the first name Willem in the United States. That's more than enough people named Willem to occupy the territory of Christmas Island (Australia) with an estimated population of 1,462 (as of June 30, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Willem? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1916 when it was given as a first name to 8 new born babies.
  • When was Willem first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Willem is Tuesday, February 4th, 1879.
  • What year had the most people named Willem born? The highest recorded use of the first name Willem was in 2003 with a total of 122 babies.
  • Random Willem Factoid: According to the 2007 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Willem is not a popular baby boy's name in New York. Imagine that, only 6 babies in New York have the same name as you in 2007.
  • Weird things about the name Willem: Your name in reverse order is Melliw. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Leimlw. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Willem? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 242 people with the last name Willem.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Willem? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Willem as their last name since less than 1 person in 1.3m people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!
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Common first names for Willem

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Willem U.S.
  White 88.84% 64.26%
  African American 0.00% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 10.74% 16.26%

Of Last Name Willem

People with the last name Willem are most frequently White or Hispanic or Latino

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Willem" mean? The list below shows the origins of Willem as well as things modernly associated with the name Willem such as celebrities named Willem.

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Origin and Meaning of Willem

The name "Willem" is of Dutch origin, and it means "Strong-willed Warrior". It's a name commonly given to boys.

Notable Persons With the Name Willem

Willem Dafoe

Willem Dafoe is an actor. His ongoing career started in 1980. Willem was born on July 22nd, 1955 in Appleton, Wisconsin, U.S.

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Willem de Kooning

Willem de Kooning was an artist in the field of abstract expressionism. Willem was born on April 24th, 1904 in Rotterdam, Netherlands. He breathed his last breath on March 19th, 1997.

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Willem Janszoon

Willem Janszoon is a navigator, colonial governor, colony, and navigatorandcolonialgovernor. Willem is also known as Willem Jansz..

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Willem Holleeder

Willem Holleeder is a criminal.

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Willem Barentsz

Willem Barentsz was a navigator. Willem was born in 1550 in Terschelling. He passed away on June 20th, 1597.

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Wim Kok

Wim Kok is a trade union leader, corporate director, nonprofit director, lobbyist, politician, trade union, board of directors, and lobbying. Wim was given the name Willem Kok, Jr. on September 29th, 1938 in Bergambacht.

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  • Willem Einthoven
    (scientist)
  • Willem Drees
    (civil servant)
  • Willem Johan Kolff
    (physician)
  • Willem de Sitter
    (scientist)
  • Wim Duisenberg
    (civil servant)
  • Wim Crouwel
    (artist)
  • Willem Arondeus
    (artist)
  • Willem van de Velde the Younger
    (artist)
  • Waylon
    (musician)
  • Willem van Hanegem
    (soccer player)
  • Willem Janszoon Blaeu
    (cartographer)
  • Willem Kalf
    (famed human)
  • Willem Frederik Hermans
    (physical geographer)
  • Willem Witteveen
    (Member of the Senate)

Notable Persons With the Last Name Willem

Christophe Willem

Christophe Willem is a nouvelle chanson and pop music musician. His most notable accomplishments were from 2006 to present. Christophe was given the name Christophe Durier on August 3rd, 1983 in Enghien-les-Bains, France.

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Jean-Pierre Willem

Jean-Pierre Willem is an influential person. Jean-Pierre was born on May 24th, 1938 in Sedan, Ardennes.

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Willem Doudijns

Willem Doudijns was an important individual in the fields of painting and engraving. Willem was given the name Willem in 1630 in The Hague. He passed away in 1697.

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What does the name Willem mean?

Wis for wise, more tomorrow that today.

Iis for intellect, your high capacity for knowledge

Lis for love, your love of life!

Lis for life, that you live so well.

Eis for elate, you make others happy.

Mis for munificent, for you are extremely liberal in giving.

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