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What does Billy mean?

Billy /bil-ly/ [2 sylls.] as a name for boys (also used less regularly as girls' name Billy) is of English and Old German origin. Billy is a version of Bill (English): variant for William. Billi is a familiar surname.


Billy has 1 variant: Billie.

Billy has 32 more different forms 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]

How 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 a year 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 a year ago) listed in the Top 1000. These boy names were at the top of their popularity during 1920-1929 (usage of 0.5873%) and are now much less popular (usage 0.2295%, down 60.9%), with versions such as Billy, Guillermo, Will, Willie and Wilson falling out of style. Liam (#2) is the most contemporarily stylish birth name in this compilation. (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.

Similar Names

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