Billy

Pronunciation: be-e-lle-e
Origin: Germany
gender-male
Author

Emmy Samtani

Emmy Samtani

Emmy is the founder of Kiindred and mother to 3 little ones. Over the last 4 years, she has worked with some of the most credible experts in the parenting space and is a keen contributor on all things parenthood.
Region Origin: Europe

The name "Billy" has its origins in German and is a nickname for William, meaning "will helmet" or "protection". It is derived from the German words "will," which means "will" or "desire," and "helm," which means "helmet" or "protection". The name has been popularized by various famous figures, such as Scottish actor Billy Connolly and pop sensation Billie Eilish. The name "Billy" can also be found in other contexts, such as a term for a metal or enamelware pail or pot with a lid and wire bail, commonly used in Australia and New Zealand. However, this definition is unrelated to the name's origin and meaning as a person's name.

Billy Name Popularity Data

chat-overall Overall: Billy is currently #229 on Kiindred
gender-female Boy: Billy is currently #229 on Kiindred Boy Names
gender-male Overall Unique: Billy is currently #226 on Kiindred Unique Names
gender-male Boy Unique: Billy is currently #226 on Kiindred Boy Unique Names

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Famous People Named Billy

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  • Billy Bob Thornton: Billy Bob Thornton is an American actor, filmmaker, and musician known for his roles in "Sling Blade," "Fargo," and "Bad Santa."
  • Billy Crystal: Billy Crystal is an American actor, comedian, and writer known for his roles in "When Harry Met Sally," "City Slickers," and hosting the Academy Awards.
  • Billy Dee Williams: Billy Dee Williams is an American actor known for his roles as Lando Calrissian in the "Star Wars" franchise and Harvey Dent in "Batman."
  • Billy Idol: Billy Idol is an English musician, singer, and songwriter known for his punk rock and pop hits like "White Wedding" and "Rebel Yell."
  • Billy Corgan: The lead singer and primary songwriter of the Smashing Pumpkins, Billy Corgan is an American musician known for his powerful vocals and poetic lyrics.
  • Billy Crudup: An American actor, Billy Crudup has appeared in numerous films and television shows, including "Almost Famous," "Big Fish," and "Spotlight."
  • Billy Bob Thornton: An American actor, filmmaker, and musician, Billy Bob Thornton has had a successful career in Hollywood, starring in films like "Sling Blade" and "One False Move."