Wilkins or Wilkin is a name variant of William.

It is of medieval origin taken from a diminutive version of William (in the hypocoristic form Will) with the suffix "-kin", meaning "small, or little".

People named Wilkin or Wilkins:


** Andrew Wilkins American College Football Player
** Brad Wilkins American Architect
** Charles Wilkins English orientalist (1749-1836)
** Damien Wilkins U.S. basketball player in the NBA
** David Wilkins U.S.A. ambassador to Canada
** Dominique Wilkins retired U.S. basketball player in the NBA
** George Wilkins English dramatist (17th century)
** Gerald Wilkins U.S. basketball player in the NBA
** Glover Wilkins U.S. Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway administrator
** Sir George Hubert Wilkins Australian polar explorer (1888-1958)
** Jeff Wilkins U.S. football player
** John Wilkins English Bishop (1614-1672)
** Laisha Wilkins Mexican actress and talk show hostess
** Lenny Wilkins former NBA basketball coach
** Malcolm Maurice Wilkins (born November 15, 1950 in Eugene, Oregon) U.S.A. Discus Throw Olympic medallist Montreal 1976, Olympic record 67.50 m
** Maurice Wilkins British physicist and Nobel Laureate (1916-2004)
** Michael J. Wilkins Utah State Supreme Court Justice
** Ray Wilkins English football player
** Richard Wilkins (Buffy the Vampire Slayer) Fictional character in "Buffy the Vampire Slayer"
** Richard Wilkins (TV presenter), Australian television presenter
** Roger Wilkins U.S. civil rights leader
** Roy Wilkins U.S. Civil Rights activist (1901-1981)
** William Wilkins Architect (1778-1839)
** William Wilkins U.S. A. Senator (1779–1865)
** Vaughan Wilkins (English historical Novelist)
* First name Wilkins
** Wilkins Micawber Fictional character from the novel "David Copperfield"
** Wilkins Velez Latin pop musician and singer, commonly known as "Wilkins"


* Abra Prentice Wilkin
* Catherine Wilkin, Australian actress
* Catherine Wilkin (actor)
* Jeremy Wilkin
* Jon Wilkin
* Karen Wilkin
* Marijohn Wilkin, American songwriter
* Wilma Wilkin
* Woodrow "Bingo" Wilkin, III, fictional character

Places named Wilkin

* Wilkins is the name of a crater on the Moon.
* Wilkin County, Minnesota
* Wilkins Township, Pennsylvania
* Wilkins Sound - an island sound off the coast of the Antarctic Peninsula
* Wilkins Ice Shelf - an ice shelf located in Wilkins Sound
* Wilkins (island) - the name of an Island in Antarctica
* Wilkins Runway - a single runway aerodrome operated by Australia, located in the area known as Wilkes Land on the continent of Antarctica

See also

* Wilkens
* Wilken

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  • Wilkins — ist der Familienname folgender Personen: Charles Wilkins (1749–1836), britischer Orientalist Damien Wilkins (* 1980), amerikanischer Basketballspieler David Wilkins, irischer Segler Dominique Wilkins (* 1960), amerikanischer Basketballspieler… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • WILKINS (M. H. F.) — WILKINS MAURICE HUGH FREDERICK (1916 ) Biophysicien anglais, Wilkins prit une part importante dans le développement de la biologie moléculaire. Après avoir passé son doctorat ès sciences à Cambridge, il devient attaché à l’unité de physique de… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Wilkins — Wilkins, George Hubert Wilkins, Maurice H. F. Wilkins, William …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Wilkins — Wilkins, 1) Sir Charles, geb. 1750 in Somersetshire, trat 1770 in Bengalen in Civildienste der Ostindischen Compagnie. Er studirte, unter den Europäern zuerst, Sanskrit u. übersetzte das Bhagvad Gita ins Englische, welches die Compagnie 1785 auf… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

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  • Wilkins — (Maurice Hugh Frederick) (né en 1916) biologiste britannique. Ses travaux permirent à Watson et Crick de construire leur modèle de l A.D.N. (1954). Tous trois obtinrent le prix Nobel de médecine 1962 …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Wilkins —   [ wɪlkɪnz],    1) Sir (seit 1928) George Hubert, australischer Polarforscher, * Mount Bryan East (Südaustralien) 31. 10. 1888, ✝ Framingham (Massachusetts) 1. 12. 1958; nahm 1913 22 an Arktis und Antarktis Expeditionen teil. Er setzte das… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Wilkins — [wil′kinz] 1. Sir (George) Hubert 1888 1958; Austral. polar explorer 2. Maurice H(ugh) F(rederick)1916 2004; Eng. biophysicist, born in New Zealand: helped determine the structure of DNA 3. Roy 1901 81; U.S. civil rights leader …   English World dictionary

  • Wilkins — Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. Le nom de Wilkins est un nom porté par plusieurs personnalités (par ordre alphabétique) : Charles Wilkins (1749–1836), orientaliste anglais. Damien… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Wilkins — This name is of early medieval English origin, and is a patronymic form of Wilkin , itself composed of Will, a short (diminutive) form of William, with the diminutive suffix kin , the s of Wilkins meaning son of Wilkin . The personal name William …   Surnames reference

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