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What does Billie mean?

Billie Pronunciation of Billie [bil-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.

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


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

Related girl name: Bobbie.

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

1 masculine form: Bill.

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

(male) Bilbi, Bildie, ..

Middle name pairings:
Billie Leilani (B.L.), ..

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)

Billie reached its highest position of #107 in the U.S. during 1930-1939, but is not found in the list at the moment. (2015 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.

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related girl names. Popular related forms of Billie appearing in the Top 2000 are Billi, Billiejo, Billy, Billye, Bobbie, Minnie, Wilhelmina (#1619 the previous year), Willa (#481), Willene, William and Willie. Adoption of these relations of Billie reached its peak 135 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.

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