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Billy (girl)

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What does Billy mean?

Billy /bil-ly/ as a name for girls (also used more commonly as boys' name Billy). Billy's roots are Old English and Old German, and the meaning of the name Billy is "determined protector". Billy is a version, with the suffix -y, of Billie (Old English): originally a variant for William. Billy is also a derivative of Wilhelmina (Old German).

Variations

Billy has 5 variants: Bilee, Billee, Billey, Billi and Billye.

Billy has 9 more relations via Billie, Wilhelmina: Billa, Billina, Minny, Vilma, Willa, Willie, Willy, Wilma and Wilna.

Billy has 2 masculine forms: Bill and William.

Kreatif forms:
(female) Bealy, Beely, ..

(male) Billyon, Bilon, ..

How popular is Billy?

Billy is a very prominent first name for females (#1481 out of 4276, Top 35%) and also a very prominent last name for both adults and children (#9147 out of 150436, Top 6%). (2000 U.S. Census)

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Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Charted below is the baby name history of Billy for girls. Billy entered the list in 1900-1909 and reached its highest rank of #648 in the U.S. during 1930-1939, but is not in the Top 1000 at the moment. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Billy name in U.S.

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

Willa (#549 in recent rankings), Billie (#1726), Wilhelmina (#1876), Willie, Wilna, Wilma, Vilma, Billye and Billi are the popular related forms of Billy ranked in the Top 2000. These forms of Billy were at the height of their popularity 94 years ago (usage of 0.68%) and are now much less popular (usage 0.03%, 95% less). Billie is the continual favorite, though Willa is currently the more favored form, while versions like Billie are no longer trendy.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Billy, Billi, Billie, Billye, Vilma in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Wilhelmina, Willa, Willie, Wilma, Wilna in U.S.

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

Similar Names

NAMES LIKE BILLY

Billy is alike in pronunciation to Baila, Bailee, Bailei, Bailey, Bailie, Bailley, Baillie, Bailly, Baily, Bali, Bayla, Bayley, Bayly, Belia, Bella, Beula, Beyla, Bulah and Byla. Other suggested similar names are Ally, Bell, Belle, Biddy, Biffy, Bindy, Binny, Birdy, Bizzy, Briley, Brily, Bryly (see Briley), Cally, Cilly, Colly, Delly, Dolly, Eily, Elly, Emilly, Gilly, Hally, Hilly, Holly, Jilly, Jully, Kally, Kelly, Lally, Lilly, Lily, Lolly, Mally, Melly, Milly, Molly, Nelly, Philly, Polly, Reilly, Sally, Tally, Tilly, Tully, Vally and Wally. These names tend to be less frequently used than Billy.


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