Meaning and name origin
Billie \b(il)-lie\ as a girl's name (also used as boy's 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.
For more information, see also the related girl name Bobbie.
There is 1 masculine form of Billie: Bill.
Billie is a very popular first name for females (#278 out of 4276, Top 6%) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#15919 out of 88799, Top 18%) (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Billie for girls (2014 statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Billie and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Willa (#549), Bobbie, Billye, Billy, Wilhelmina, William and Billie. (2014 statistics).
Billie is also pronounced similarly to Bailie, Baillie, Baylie, Billee and Billey. Other suggested similar baby names are Aillie, Belle, Gillie, Jillie, Lillie, Millie, Tillie and Willie. These names tend to be less commonly used than Billie.