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pinWhat does Billy mean?

Billy /bil-ly/ as a name for boys (also used less regularly as girls' name Billy) is of English and Old German origin. Billy is a version, with the suffix -y, of Bill (English): variant for William.


Billy has 1 variant: Billie.

Billy has 32 more different relations via Bill, William: Bille, Byll, Guglielmo, Guillaume, Guillermo, Liam, Vilhelm, Villem, Wilek, Wiley, Wilhelm, Wilhelmus, Wilkes, Wilkie, Wilkinson, Will, Willem, Willhelmus, Willi, Williams, Williamson, Willie, Willis, Willkie, Wills, Willson, Willy, Wilmer, Wilmot, Wilmott, Wilson and Wim.

Kreatif forms: Bilgh, Bilmy, Boly. [more]

pinHow popular is Billy?

Billy is a very prominent first name for men (#73 out of 1220, Top 6%) and also a very prominent surname for all people (#9147 out of 150436, Top 6%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Displayed below is the birth name popularity of Billy for boys. Billy reached its peak rank of #20 in the U.S. during 1930-1939, and is presently at #794. (2014 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Below is a charted comparison of the usage of Billy and affiliated names. Bill, Billie, Guillermo (#678 2 years ago), Liam (#2), Wiley, Wilhelm, Will (#763), William (#5), Williams, Willie (#722), Willis, Willy, Wilmer and Wilson (#594) are the prominent related forms of Billy (#794 2 years ago) listed in the Top 1000. These relations of Billy were popular during 1920-1929 (average #412) and are now much less popular (#770, 60.9% less). William is a constant favorite, though Liam is currently higher in the list, while forms like Billy, Guillermo, Will, Willie and Wilson used to be popular. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Billy, Bill, Billie, Guillermo, Liam in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Wiley, Wilhelm, Will, William, Williams in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Willie, Willis, Willy, Wilmer, Wilson in U.S.

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

pinSimilar Names

Billy is pronounced similarly to Bailey, Baily, Baley and Bayly. Other suggested similar baby names are Bell, Birly, Bly and Hilly. These names tend to be less frequently used than Billy.