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Billy meaning and name origin
Billy \b(il)-ly\ as a girl's name (also used as boy's name Billy), has the meaning "determined protector" and is a variant of Billie (Old English): originally a nickname for William. Also a variant of Wilhelmina (Old German): the second element of the source phrase literally refers to a helmet.
Billy is also pronounced similarly to Bailey, Bailley, Bailly, Baily, Bayly, Bella and Billa. Other suggested similar baby names are Bell, Belle, Cilly, Gilly, Hilly, Jilly, Lilly, Milly, Tilly and Willy.
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Popularity of Billy
Billy is a very popular first name for females (#1481 out of 4276) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#8671 out of 88799) (2000 U.S. Census).
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