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What does Billye mean?

Billye Pronunciation of Billye [bil-lye] as a girls' name is of Old English derivation. Billye is an alternate form of Billie (Old English): originally a variation for William.

Associated with: old english.


Billye has 3 variants: Bilee, Billi and Billy.

4 more related forms via Billie: Billa, Billiejo, Billina and Willa.

Creative forms:
(female) Balye, Baylye, ..

(male) Bilby, Bilwie, ..

Middle name pairings:
Billye Izabelle (B.I.), ..

How popular is Billye?

Billye is a somewhat prominent first name for females (#2169 out of 4276, Top 51%) but an unusual last name for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)

Billye was first listed in 1910-1919 and reached its highest rank of #703 in the U.S. in the 1920s, but is not found in the list at the moment. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. Willa (#481 in 2015), Billy, Billiejo, Billie and Billi are the popular alternative forms of Billye. Usage of these relations of Billye was common 9 decades ago (median #963) and has become significantly reduced since (#1746, down 85%). Billie has been the most well-known version, though Willa is now more frequently used, while Billie has lost favor.

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

Top 100 baby names ranking of Billye and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Billye is pronounced similarly to Bailee, Bailey, Bailie, Bailley, Baillie, Bailly, Baily, Baylee, Baylie, Bayly, Bella, Billee and Billey. Other suggested similar names are Aillie, Bell, Belle, Cilly, Dillys, Fillys (see Phyllis), Gillie, Gilly, Hille, Hillie, Hilly, Hollye, Jillie, Jilly, Kellye, Lillie, Lilly, Mille, Millee, Millie, Milly, Tillie, Tilly, Willie and Willy. These names tend to be less frequently used than Billye.

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