Origin of the name WILHELMINE.
Etymology of the
Meaning of the baby name WILHELMINE.
The feminine form of German Wilhelm
(q.v.), meaning "resolute helmet." Also spelled Wilhelmina.
(History of Christian Names, Yonge, 1884)
... The memoirs of Wilhelmine
of Bayreuth are possessed of a twofold interest; not only do they throw
light upon a strange period of Prussian history; they reveal the
character of one of the most remarkable women of the eighteenth century,—a
woman of modern intellect, whose warm humanity could not be disguised or
suppressed by the artificiality and pettiness of court life. (The
Warner Library, v.25, 1917)