Billy: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Billy

Billy

Pronunciation: BIL-lee (key)

Origin of the name Billie:

Feminine form of Billy, a pet form of William (resolute protector).

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Can be given as a name on its own, or as a nickname for Wilhelmina or Willa.

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Billy was the nickname given to author Virginia Woolf by her sister, artist Vanessa Bell.
Billy Corgan, Musician and composer in the Smashing Pumpkins.
Billy Thorpe, of the band Billy Thorpe and the Aztecs.

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Billy Winthrop Orsini, heroine of Judith Krantz' groundbreaking sex-and-shopping novel "Scruples". Her full first name was Wilhelmina.
Billy Madison, played by Adam Sandler in the film of the same name
Billy Elliot the Musical.

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