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Gender: Male Meaning of Gwilym: "resolute protection" Origin of Gwilym: Welsh variation of William

The name Gwilym is a boy's name of Welsh origin meaning "resolute protection". Gwilym and is often added to lists like Cool Boy Names From Around the World and discussed in our forums with posts like "Drop your least favourite!".

From the experts:

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.

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Comments

FantasyandPrayer Says:

2016-08-08T15:08:36

Love it!!! Particularly the Gwillym spelling (2 L's) - a guilty pleasure name for sure!!

RoddyThlayli Says:

2016-03-17T11:58:20

Love this name, and the short form Gwili (GWEE-lee).

Afton Olivia Says:

2015-06-11T06:21:28

same thats why i ended up searching this up too wow

Afton Olivia Says:

2015-06-11T06:21:08

oh jesus christ thats how i got here too

Jos7277 Says:

2015-02-05T15:42:59

I love this name because of Will Herondale, and it definitely grows on you. I love this name so, SO much.

franklyjennifer Says:

2015-01-02T23:03:14

Gwilym is the birth name of the character William "Will" Herondale from The Infernal Devices series by Cassandra Clare