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Bill meaning and name origin
Bill \b(i)-ll\ as a boy's name is pronounced bil. It is of English origin. Nickname for William, used occasionally as an independent name. Before mid 19th century, Will was the more common nickname. Billie and Billy are pet forms, though Billie is frequently used for girls. Country-western singer Billy Ray Cyrus; singer Billy Joel; actors Bill Cosby, Billy Crystal, Bill Bixby, Billy Crudup, Billy Bob Thornton; designer Bill Blass.
Bill has 3 variant forms: Billie, Billy and Byll.
Baby names that sound like Bill are Bell and Bille.
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Popularity of Bill
Bill is a very popular first name for men (#159 out of 1220) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#6281 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)
Displayed below is the baby names popularity of the name Bill for boys. (2010 statistics) Compare Bill with its variant forms and related boy baby names.