Of Old Germanic origin.

A Dutch and German short form of the name Willem.

It means “resolute protector”.

Willem is the Dutch form of the name William.

Other forms of the name are: Wil, Pim, Wilhelm, Vilko, Ville.

Famous bearers are Wim Wenders, Wim Mertens, Wim de Coninck, Wim de Vocht, Wim Delvoye, Wim Eyckmans, Wim Kieft.

Amazingly talented and accomplished bearer of the name is German filmmaker, playwright, photographer and author Wim Wenders.

In the following video, the MoMA (Museum of Modern Art) presents a short retrospective of his wonderful film career.