What does Billie mean?
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.
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 (#13347 out of 150436, Top 9%). (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)
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 1920-1929 (usage of 0.4958%) and has become significantly lower since (usage 0.0424%, down 91.4%), with forms like Vilma, Wilhelmina, Wilhelmine, Willene and William becoming somewhat outmoded. Displayed below is an analysis of the usage of Billie and corresponding names. (2014 Birth Statistics)
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.