Welsh variation of William
"resolute protection"

Gwilym Origin and Meaning

The name Gwilym is a boy's name of Welsh origin meaning "resolute protection".

The Welsh version of William is almost unheard-of across, but it's fairly straightforward and could make a good heritage choice or alternative honor name.

Gwilym Popularity

Famous People Named Gwilym

  • Gwilym Lloyd George1st Viscount Tenby, former British home secretary
  • Gwilym Williamsformer Archbishop of Wales
  • Gwilym SimcockWelsh pianist and composer
  • Gwilym Emyr "Gwil" Owen IIIAmerican singer,songwriter
  • Gwilym Bowen RhysWelsh singer and guitarist, member of the band Plu and former member of the band Y Bandana, clogmaker
  • Gwilym Prys PrysDavies, Baron Prys,Davies, Welsh MP
  • Gwilym LeeBritish actor
  • Gwilym Hugh LewisBritish WWI flying ace
  • Gwilym Ivor ThomasBritish army officer
  • Gwilym Ellis Lane OwenBritish philosopher
  • Gwilym PughEnglish musician and model
  • Gwilym ap TudurWelsh nobleman

Gwilym in Pop Culture

  • Gwilym Owain "William" Herondalecharacter in the Infernal Devices trilogy