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Name Billy

Origin:From Old High German words for will, desire and helmet, protectionTools:

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About the name Billy in particular

Gender:male
Languages of use:English
Is diminutive of:William
US 2015 rank:#808     ... 807:Maxton, 808:Alexzander, 809:Billy, 810:Harold, 811:Baylor ...     Full US 2015 list
Similarly written:Bill, Lilly, Milly, Tilly, Willy, Ally, Bailey, Bailey, Bella, Biel     Details
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About William/Wilhelma, the group of names with the same origin as Billy

Language of origin:Old High German
Info about origin, male:old German/Germanic two-element name
 very popular throughout Europe during the Middle Ages
 name of several important kings, e.g. William the Conqueror, the first Norman king of England
Words:willio = the will, the desire  Old High German
 helm = the helmet, the protection  Old High German
Topics:Two-element name
Variants' top ranks:1:William Sweden 2015,  1:Liam Canada/BC 2013,  1:Wilma Sweden 2007,  6:Guilherme Brazil 2009,  11:Vilma Finland/Finnish 2015,  12:Guillaume France 1997,  12:Ville Finland/Finnish 2006,  13:Willy Belgium 2013,  17:Viljami Finland/Finnish 2012,  19:Vilho Finland/Finnish 2015
Name variants:Billie, Guglielmina, Gulielma, Minka, Minna, Minnie, Velma, Vilma, Wilhelma, Wilhelmina, Wilhelmine, Willa, Wilma, Bill, Billie, Billy, Guglielmo, Guilhem, Guilherme, Guilielmus, Guillaume, Guillem, Guillermo, Jelle, Jelte, Liam, Pim, Vilhelm, Vilho, Vili, Viljami, Ville, Villum, Vilmos, Wilhelm, Wilian, Wilko, Will, Willem, Willi, William, Willie, Willy, Wim   Sortable list   Details
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SeriesGraphRankings
England+WalesGraph2008 98,  2007 87,  2006 80,  2005 71,  2004 71,  2003 84,  2002 82,  2001 80,  2000 76,  1999 71,  1998 68
England+Wales decadesGraph2004 711994 78
IrelandGraph2015 792014 95,  2012 100,  2008 98
ScotlandGraph2012 198,  2011 1752010 181
Switzerland 1997 611
USA decadesGraph1990-1999 255,  1980-1989 140,  1970-1979 83,  1960-1969 73
USA prevalence 1990 73
USA yearlyGraph2015 808,  2014 794,  2013 690,  2012 662,  2011 611,  2010 624,  2009 588,  2008 565,  2007 486,  2006 472,  2005 456,  2004 457,  2003 427,  2002 423,  2001 384,  2000 385,  1999 350,  1998 332,  1997 323,  1996 286,  1995 264,  1994 256,  1993 222
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