Billy Name Meaning & Origin

Billy

Pronunciation: BIL-lee (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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Billy is the name of filmmaker Peter Jackson's son.
Billy Corgan of The Smashing Pumpkins
Billy Idol , musician
Billy Joel , musician
Billy Unger, Actor
Billy Bragg, musician

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"Billy Liar", song by the Decemberists
Billy Batson, the boy who with one magic word (Shazam) becomes Captain Marvel, world's mightiest mortal
Billy Bigelow, main character of the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical, "Carousel"
Billy is an aspiring super villian also known as Dr. Horrible in the web musical "Dr. Horrible's Sing-a-long Blog"
Billy Flinn, lawyer from the musical "Chicago"
Billy Elliot, main character in the musical "Billy Elliot"
Billy is not ok - Bill Kaulitz from Tokio hotels solo name

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