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Billy Meaning


What does Billy mean?

The name Billy is of English origin.

The meaning of Billy is "determined protector".

Billy is generally used as a boy's name.

It consists of 5 letters and 2 syllables and is pronounced Bi-lly.

The Given Name Billy

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

Billy is quite a delightful name and a welcome find.

A wonderfully classic name.

A name that will flow off your tongue.

Billy falls into the name categories animal, song.

Some famous bearers of this name include: Billy Bigelow, Billy Bob Thornton, and Billy Burch.

Billy Popularity

In the U.S. in 2018, it ranked 845 in baby name popularity for boys with 260 occurrences. It ranked 13,985 in baby name popularity for girls with 6 occurrences.

In contrast, the year before it ranked 833 in baby name popularity for boys with 265 occurrences. Less than 5 girls were given the name.

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

Billy Related Names

Billy is a diminutive of William.

Famous Billys

  • Billy Bigelow ~ Carousel character
  • Billy Bob Thornton ~ Actor
  • Billy Burch ~ Ice Hockey Player
  • Billy Burke ~ Actor
  • Billy Campbell ~ Actor
  • Billy Connolly ~ Actor
  • Billy Corgan ~ Rock Musician
  • Billy Crudup ~ Actor
  • Billy Crystal ~ Actor
  • Billy Cunningham ~ Basketball Player
  • Billy Gilmour ~ Ice Hockey Player
  • Billy Hamilton ~ Baseball Player
  • Billy Herman ~ Baseball Player
  • Billy Hughes ~ Australian Prime Minister (1915-1923)
  • Billy Idol ~ Rock Musician
  • Billy Joel ~ Rock Musician
  • Billy McGimsie ~ Ice Hockey Player
  • Billy Pilgrim ~ Slaughterhouse-Five character
  • Billy Shaw ~ Football Player
  • Billy Smith ~ Ice Hockey Player
  • Billy Wilder ~ Film Director
  • Billy Williams ~ Baseball Player
  • Billy Zane ~ Actor

Billy Numerology

What will your new littleBilly be like?

It may all be in the numbers.

The numbers that make up your child's name.

Numerology may give you some insight.

Children named Billy are often alert and buzzing but most of all they are read more >>

Billy Name Fun

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

Then just follow the diagram below.

Be creative with the name Billy.

Just for fun, see the name Billy 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 Billy in Nautical Flags page.