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What does Billa mean?

Billa Pronunciation of Billa [bil-la] as a girls' name is of Old English and Old German derivation, and the meaning of the name Billa is "determined protector". Billa is an alternate form of Billie (Old English): originally a form for William. Billa is also a derivative of Wilhelmina (Old German).

Associated with: old english, determined, protector (defender).


21 different relations via Billie, Wilhelmina: Bilee, Billee, Billey, Billi, Billina, Billy, Billye, Ellma, Elma, Helma, Mina, Minna, Valma, Velma, Vilma, Willa, Willie, Willy, Wilma, Wilna and Wylma.

Creative forms:
(female) Bilba, Bilda, ..

(male) Bilban, Bilge, ..

Middle name pairings:
Billa Evangelina (B.E.), ..

How popular is Billa?

Billa is an unusual first name for females but a very prominent last name for all people (#47120 out of 150436, Top 31%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related girl names. Popular varying forms of Billa (outside Top 2000) listed in the Top 2000 are Billi, Billie, Billy, Billye, Elma, Helma, Mina (#761 in recent rankings), Minna, Velma, Vilma, Wilhelmina (#1619), Willa (#481), Willie, Wilma, Wilna and Wylma. Other variants, like Ellma, are seldom used. These forms of Billa were favored by parents 95 years ago (median #881) and are now significantly less popular (#1803, 93.7%). Mina has been the most recognizable form, although Willa appears to be getting popular too, while versions such as Billie are no longer trendy. (2015 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Billi, Billie, Billy, Billye, Elma in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Helma, Mina, Minna, Velma, Vilma in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Wilhelmina, Willa, Willie, Wilma, Wilna, Wylma in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Minna, Wilma outside U.S.

Similar Names

Billa is alike in pronunciation to Baila, Bailee, Bailei, Bailey, Bailie, Bailley, Baillie, Bailly, Baily, Bali, Bayla, Bayly, Belia, Bella, Beula, Beulah, Bewlah, Beyla, Bulah, Byla and Byulah. Other recommended names are Aila, Alla, Bazilla, Bell, Belle, Bellva, Belva, Bidella (see Bedelia), Bina, Birta, Bitya, Calla, Cilla, Csilla, Dalla, Della, Diella, Dila, Dilla, Eila, Ella, Emilla, Fiala, Fila, Galla, Gila, Giula, Hella, Illa, Kalla, Lalla, Lila, Lilla, Lolla, Mella, Mila, Milla, Mirla, Neilla, Nella, Nila, Orilla, Pella, Quilla, Rella, Rilla, Shilla, Simla, Tulla, Twilla, Ulla, Valla, Yulla and Zilla. These names tend to be more frequently used than Billa.

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