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What does Billie mean?

Billie Pronunciation of Billie as a girls' name (also used less commonly as boys' name Billie) is pronounced BILL-ee. It is of Old English origin. Originally a nickname for William. Now a feminine name, a short form for Wilhelmina (Old German) "will helmet, protection". Often combined with other names. Singer Billie Holliday; actress Billie Burke; tennis player Billie Jean King.


ASSOCIATED WITH old english, old, combined (blend), king (queen)


VARIANTS Billa, Bilee, Billi, Billiejean, Billiejo, Billiesue, Billina, Billy, Billye, Willa


RELATIONS VIA WILHELMINA Billee, Billey, Minnie, Willeen, Willene, Willie, Willmine, Willy




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How popular is Billie?

Billie is a very prominent first name for females (#278 out of 4276, Top 6%) and also a very prominent last name for both adults and children (#13347 out of 150436, Top 9%). (2000 U.S. DEMOGRAPHICS)

Billie reached its highest position of #107 in the U.S. during 1930-1939, and is at #1471 presently. (2018 U.S. SSA RECORDS)

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

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

Which version is better?

Popular related forms of Billie (#1471 THE PREVIOUS YEAR) appearing in the Top 2000 are Billi, Billiejo, Billy, Billye, Bobbie, Minnie, Wilhelmina (#1670), Willa (#384), Willene, William and Willie. Adoption of these relations of Billie reached its peak 138 years ago (MEDIAN #1093) and has become significantly lower since (#1793, 96.8% LESS USAGE), with forms like Bobbie becoming less stylish. Willa is the most trendy birth name in this compilation.

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

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Bobbie, Minnie, Wilhelmina, Willa, Willene in U.S.

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

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

Similar Names

Billie is alike in pronunciation to Bailee, Bailei, Bailie, Bailley, Baillie, Bailly, Bali, Baylee, Baylie, Belia, Bella, Billee and Billey. Other suggested similar-sounding names are Ailie, Ailli, Aillie, Aillin, Allie, Bell, Belle, Biddie, Binnie, Birdie, Brilie (see Briley), Callie, Cellie, Collie, Dilli, Dollie, Ellie, Emillie, Fillis, Gillie, Haillie, Hallie, Hildie, Hille, Hillie, Hollie, Jilli, Jillie, Jullie, Kallie, Kellie, Lallie, Lilie, Lilli, Lillia, Lillie, Lollie, Maillie, Mallie, Mellie, Mille, Millee, Milli, Millie, Milzie, Mollie, Nellie, Ollie, Phillie, Pollie, Sallie, Silkie, Sillia, Silvie, Tallie, Tildie, Tilli, Tillie, Vallie, Wallie, Willie and Yollie. These names tend to be less commonly used than Billie.