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Gender: M Meaning of Willem: "resolute protector" Origin of Willem: Dutch variation of William

Common in Holland, the appealing Willem (as in de Kooning and Dafoe) makes William fresh and distinctive.

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Famous People Named Willem

Willem Frederik (William I), King of the Netherlands
Willem Frederik George Lodewijk (William II), King of the Netherlands
Willem Alexander Paul Frederik Lodewijk (William III), King of the Netherlands
Willem-Alexander Claus George Ferdinand, King of the Netherlands
William "Willem" Dafoe, American actor
Willem de Kooning, Dutch-American painter
Willem Einthoven, Dutch physician; winner of the Nobel Prize
Vincent Willem van Gogh, Dutch painter
Willem Barentsz, Dutch navigator, cartographer, and Arctic explorer
Willem de Sitter, Dutch mathematician, physicist and astronomer
Gatsby Willem Hollingsworth (b. 2018) son of Ben Hollingsworth

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