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Meaning and Name Origin

Billie \b(il)-lie\ as a girls' name (also used 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.


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

For more on this name, see also the related girl name Bobbie.

Billie has 48 more related variations via Wilhelmina: Billee, Billey, Ellma, Elma, Felmine, Guglielma, Guillelmina, Guillelmine, Guillema, Guillemette, Guillemine, Helma, Helmina, Helminette, Min, Mina, Minna, Minnie, Minny, Valma, Velma, Vilhelmina, Villhelmina, Villhelmine, Vilma, Wileen, Wilhelmine, Willabella, Willabelle, Willamina, Willamine, Willeen, Willemina, Willene, Willetta, Willette, Williamina, Willie, Williebelle, Willmina, Willmine, Willy, Willybella, Wilma, Wilmette, Wilmina, Wilna and Wylma.

Billie has 1 masculine form: Bill.


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 (#15919 out of 88799, Top 18%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Displayed below is the birth name popularity of Billie for girls. Billie was first listed in 1890-1899 and reached its highest position of #117 in the U.S. during 1930-1939, but is not found in the list at the moment. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Billie name in U.S.

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

Displayed below is an analysis of the popularity of the girl name Billie and corresponding names. Popular related forms of Billie appearing in the Top 1000 are Billy, Billye, Bobbie, Elma, Helma, Mina (#687 the previous year), Minna, Minnie, Velma, Vilma, Wilhelmina, Wilhelmine, Willa (#549), Willene, William, Willie and Wilma. Adoption of these girl names reached its peak during the years 1920-1929 and has become significantly lower since, with forms like Vilma, Wilhelmina, Wilhelmine, Willene and William becoming somewhat outmoded. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Billie, Billy, Billye, Bobbie, Elma, Helma, Mina, Minna, Minnie, Velma in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Vilma, Wilhelmina, Wilhelmine, Willa, Willene, William, Willie, Wilma in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Billie is alike in pronunciation to Bailie, Baillie and Baylie. Other suggested similar baby names are Aillie, Belle, Gillie, Jillie, Lillie, Millie and Tillie. These names tend to be less commonly used than Billie.