Bill Name Meaning & Origin

Bill

Pronunciation: BIL (key)

Origin of the name William:

From the Old Norman French Willaume, which is derived from the Old High German Willehelm, a compound name composed from the elements willeo (will, determination) and helm (protection, helmet): hence, "resolute protector." William is the most popular name introduced to England by the Normans. It was borne by William the Conqueror (1027? - 87), who invaded England and defeated Harald at the Battle of Hastings, and by three other kings of England.

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Bill Gates
Bill Cosby, comedian
Bill W.,founder of Alcoholics Anonymous
Bill Clinton, politician, former US president
Bill Bradley
Bill Nye (the Science Guy)
Bill Murray
Bill Bixby
Bill Sweeney
Bill Maher
Bill Haley
Buffalo Bill
Billy the Kid
Bill Evans
Bill Frisell
Bill Cullen
Billy Joel
Billy Eckstine
Billy Wilder
Billie Holiday
Bill Kaulitz, singer of Tokio Hotel

Bill in song, story & screen: | Edit

"Bill", song by Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein for Showboat ("he's just my Bill...")
"Bill" The Fifth Dimension
Kill Bill and Kill Bill 2(films)
Bill Weasley, oldest of the Weasley children in the Harry Potter
Bill Cipher, Gravity Falls

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