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Bill Meaning


What does Bill mean?

The name Bill is of English origin.

The meaning of Bill is "determined protector".

Bill is generally used as a boy's name.

It consists of 4 letters and 1 syllable and is pronounced Bill.

The Given Name Bill

Bill is a diminutive of William. See William for further details.

Bill is an enchanting and delightful name.

A special name that is sure to be loved.

Bill has no variant spellings.

Some famous bearers of this name include: Bill Barber, and Bill Bixby.

Bill Popularity

In the U.S. in 2018, it ranked 2,664 in baby name popularity for boys with 46 occurrences. Less than 5 girls were given the name.

In contrast, the year before it ranked 2,835 in baby name popularity for boys with 42 occurrences. Less than 5 girls were given the name.

Want to see how Bill sizes up? How it compares to some other names? Then check out the Bill Name Popularity Page.

Bill Related Names

Bill is a diminutive of William.

Famous Bills

  • Bill ~ 2 hurricanes, 1 storm
  • Bill Barber ~ Ice Hockey Player
  • Bill Bixby ~ Actor
  • Bill Bradley ~ Basketball Player
  • Bill Clinton ~ U. S. President (1993-2001)
  • Bill Cook ~ Ice Hockey Player
  • Bill Cosby ~ Actor
  • Bill Cowley ~ Ice Hockey Player
  • Bill Dickey ~ Baseball Player
  • Bill Dudley ~ Football Player
  • Bill Durnan ~ Ice Hockey Player
  • Bill Foster ~ Baseball Player
  • Bill Gadsby ~ Ice Hockey Player
  • Bill Gates ~ Business Mogul
  • Bill George ~ Football Player
  • Bill Hader ~ Actor
  • Bill Hewitt ~ Football Player
  • Bill Hewlett ~ Business Mogul
  • Bill Mazeroski ~ Baseball Player
  • Bill Monroe ~ Country Musician
  • Bill Mosienko ~ Ice Hockey Player
  • Bill Murray ~ Actor
  • Bill Nighy ~ Actor
  • Bill Paxton ~ Actor
  • Bill Pullman ~ Actor
  • Bill Quackenbush ~ Ice Hockey Player
  • Bill Russell ~ Basketball Player
  • Bill Sharman ~ Basketball Player
  • Bill Sikes ~ Oliver Twist character
  • Bill Terry ~ Baseball Player
  • Bill Tilden ~ Tennis Player
  • Bill Tilman ~ Explorer
  • Bill Walton ~ Basketball Player
  • Bill Willis ~ Football Player

Bill Numerology

Destiny Number, Life Path Number, Soul Urge and Personality Number. These Numerological numbers may tell your child's story. Take a look at the Numerology Of Bill.

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Bill Name Fun

Would you like to fingerspell the name Bill in American Sign Language?

Then just follow the diagram below.

Be creative with the name Bill.

Just for fun, see the name Bill in Hieroglyphics, learn about ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics and write a Hieroglyphic message.

Learn about nautical flags and see your name or message written in nautical flags, on the Bill in Nautical Flags page.