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pinWhat does Billy mean?

Billy /bil-ly/ [2 sylls.] 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).


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

Billy has 22 more relations via Billie, Wilhelmina: Billa, Billiejo, Billina, Ellma, Elma, Helma, Min, Mina, Minna, Minny, Valma, Velma, Vilma, Wileen, Willa, Willeen, Willene, Willie, Willy, Wilma, Wilna and Wylma.

Billy has 2 masculine forms: Bill and William.

Kreatif forms: Bealy, Bely. [more]

pinHow 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)

Charted below is the baby name popularity of Billy for girls. Billy entered the list in 1920-1929 and reached its highest rank of #694 in the U.S. during 1930-1939, but is not in the Top 1000 at the moment. (2014 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Willa (#549 in 2014), Mina (#687), Wilhelmina, Willene, Wilma, Willie, Vilma, Minna, Billye, Elma, Helma, Billie and Velma are the popular related forms of Billy ranked in the Top 1000. These girl names were at the height of their popularity during 1920-1929 (usage of 0.4794%) and are now much less popular (usage 0.0546%, 88.6% less), with versions such as Billy, Billye, Elma, Billie and Velma falling out of fashion. Below is a charted comparison of the popularity of the girl name Billy and affiliated names. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Billy, Billie, Billye, Elma, Helma in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Mina, Minna, Velma, Vilma, Wilhelmina in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Willa, Willene, Willie, Wilma in U.S.

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

pinSimilar Names

Billy is alike in pronunciation to Bailey, Bailley, Bailly, Baily, Bayly and Bella. Other suggested similar baby names are Bell, Belle, Cilly, Gilly, Hilly, Jilly, Lilly, Milly and Tilly. These names tend to be less frequently used than Billy.