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Meaning and name origin
Billy \b(il)-ly\ as a girl's name (also used as boy's name Billy), is of Old English and Old German origin, and the meaning of Billy is "determined protector". Billy 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 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).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Billy for girls (2015 statistics).
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. These names tend to be less commonly used than Billy.
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