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Gender: Female Meaning of Williamina: "resolute protection" Origin of Williamina: Female version of William

Williamina Origin and Meaning

The name Williamina is a girl's name meaning "resolute protection".

Sometimes heard in Scotland, where its heyday was in the times of Robert Burns and Sir Walter Scott, here we would prefer the Germanic version, Wilhelmina, brought into the spotlight by the conniving character on "Ugly Betty."

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Impwood Says:

2015-11-28T12:08:55

I think this is just as acceptable as Wilhelmina myself. The pronunciation is nearly identical, and it looks prettier in print.

Theodora_Phoenix Says:

2015-03-16T16:44:13

And I thought Wilhelmina was bad.