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Bille

What does Bille mean?

Bille Pronunciation of Bille [bille] as a name for boys is of Old German origin, and Bille means "determined protector". Bille is an alternate form of William (Old German): from wil meaning "will".

Associated with: determined (faithful), protector (defender).

Variations

Bille has 1 variant: Bill.

16 more alternative forms via William: Billie, Billy, Villem, Wilek, Wiley, Wilkes, Wilkie, Will, Willem, Willi, Willie, Willis, Willkie, Wills, Willy and Wilmer.

Creative forms:
(male) Bilge, Bole, ..

(female) Bilbe, Bilse, ..

Middle name pairings:
Bille Reagan (B.R.), ..

How popular is Bille?

Bille is a rare first name for males but a very popular last name for both adults and children (#40083 out of 150436, Top 27%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Popular varying forms of Bille (outside Top 2000) are William (#5 from recent data), Willie (#775), Billy (#809), Will (#834), Wiley (#1321), Wilmer (#1575), Willis (#1985), Willy, Billie, Willem, Wilkie and Bill. Other forms, like Willi, are uncommon. Adoption of these forms of Bille was common among parents during 1880-1889 (average #684) and is now significantly less (#1442, 90%), with forms such as Wiley falling out of fashion. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Bill, Billie, Billy, Wiley, Wilkie in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Will, Willem, William, Willie, Willis in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Willy, Wilmer in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Billy, Will, William, Wilmer outside U.S.

Similar Names

Bille is alike in pronunciation to Bail, Bale, Beal, Beale, Beall, Bealle, Bell, Buel, Buell, Buhl and Byll. Other recommended names are Bailee, Bailie, Baillee, Baillie, Berle, Bilal, Birley, Birlie, Birly, Birtle, Brilie (see Briley), Burle, Colle, Dalle, Gaille, Halle, Kelle, Kile, Lisle, Neille, Nile, Olle, Rolle and Virle. Like Bille, these names are not commonly used.

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