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What does Billie mean?

Billie /bil-lie/ as a girls' name (also used less commonly as boys' name Billie) is pronounced BILL-ee. It is of Old English origin. Originally a nickname for William. Now a feminine name, a short form for Wilhelmina (Old German) "will helmet, protection". Often combined with other names. Singer Billie Holliday; actress Billie Burke; tennis player Billie Jean King.

Associated with: old english, combined (blend), king (queen).


Billie has 10 variants: Bilee, Billa, Billi, Billiejean, Billiejo, Billiesue, Billina, Billy, Billye and Willa.

Related girl name: Bobbie.

Billie has 8 more relations via Wilhelmina: Billee, Billey, Minnie, Willeen, Willene, Willie, Willmine and Willy.

Billie has 1 masculine form: Bill.

Kreatif forms:
(female) Balie, Bidlie, ..

(male) Bilbi, Bildie, ..

How popular is Billie?

Billie is a very prominent first name for females (#278 out of 4276, Top 6%) and also a very prominent last name for both adults and children (#13347 out of 150436, Top 9%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Displayed below is the birth name history of Billie for girls. Billie reached its highest position of #107 in the U.S. during 1930-1939, and is at #1726 presently. (2014 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Billie name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Billie outside U.S.

Popular related forms of Billie (#1726 the previous year) appearing in the Top 2000 are Billi, Billiejo, Billy, Billye, Bobbie, Minnie, Wilhelmina (#1876 the previous year), Willa (#549), Willene, William and Willie. Adoption of these relations of Billie reached its peak 134 years ago (median #1093) and has become significantly lower since, with forms like Billie becoming less stylish. Willa is the most trendy birth name in this compilation.

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

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Bobbie, Minnie, Wilhelmina, Willa, Willene in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of William, Willie in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Billie and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names


Billie is alike in pronunciation to Bailee, Bailei, Bailie, Bailley, Baillie, Bailly, Bali, Baylee, Baylie, Belia and Bella. Other suggested similar names are Ailie, Ailli, Aillie, Aillin, Allie, Bell, Belle, Biddie, Binnie, Birdie, Brilie (see Briley), Callie, Cellie, Collie, Dilli, Dollie, Ellie, Emillie, Fillis, Gillie, Haillie, Hallie, Hildie, Hille, Hillie, Hollie, Jilli, Jillie, Jullie, Kallie, Kellie, Lallie, Lilie, Lilli, Lillia, Lillie, Lollie, Maillie, Mallie, Mellie, Mille, Millee, Milli, Millie, Milzie, Mollie, Nellie, Ollie, Phillie, Pollie, Sallie, Silkie, Sillia, Silvie, Tallie, Tildie, Tilli, Tillie, Vallie, Wallie and Yollie. These names tend to be less commonly used than Billie.