Bill

Bill - A very unique male name



  Mar 20,2019      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Bill, meaning resolute protection, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1910 on position #128. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Bill and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Bill? Our experts and editorial staff have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years -- And on this page you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the name Bill. The baby boy name Bill was given to 21 baby boys in 2012, ranking #2265 on the national boy baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 78,146 baby boys were given this name - making this a very unique male name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Bill peaked in popularity 88 years ago in 1931 on position 57.



Famous with this name

Bill Nighy
Bill Pullman
Bill Murray


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Bill is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Bill is currently topping the baby name charts in New York at position #1,606 - and is the least popular in Texas at position #2,032.

Why care about state specific baby name charts? It could be that a name that is very popular on the national overall charts is less (or even more) popular where you live. So make sure you check out the state specific charts below and find out how popular or unique Bill is where you live.


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Bill origin and meaning

Bill is a 4 letter name with 1 syllables. This name means resolute protection. To see famous people named Bill, pop culture references for the name Bill and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Bill

We've found the following names that sound similar to Bill, sorted by popularity.

Billy / Billie / Bailey / Bilal / Buel / Belal / Baylee / Buell / Bayley / Baily /

Name statistics


Most parents-to-be know if they want a popular or unique name, and with these charts and data tables you can easily get a better understanding of how popular or unique this name is.

With a quick glance you can easily tell if this name is increasing or declining in popularity - But note that its current popularity can actually differ a lot from state to state.

Chart position per year (visualized)



Chart position per state (visualized)



Chart position per year (table view)


Year Rank
20122265
20112792
20102136
20092676
20081966
20071667
20061706
20051724
20041502
20031580
20021596
20011260
20001150
19991297
19981297
19971139
19961158
19951142
19941122
1993947
1992977
1991978
19901019
1989974
1988864
1987806
1986874
1985656
1984702
1983615
1982559
1981591
1980548
1979516
1978503
1977439
1976404
1975377
1974354
1973333
1972278
1971253
1970234
1969219
1968198
1967188
1966173
1965152
1964126
1963113
1962108
1961104
196095
195992
195899
1957123
1956159
1955169
1954176
1953176
1952166
1951156
1950131
1949105
194884
194776
194672
194566
194466
194365
194265
194168
194067
193967
193867
193764
193661
193560
193459
193359
193258
193157
193059
192963
192864
192769
192674
192584
192492
192398
1922104
1921120
1920122
1919129
1918143
1917147
1916146
1915156
1914160
1913154
1912168
1911135
1910128

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
New York1606
California1724
Texas2032

Even more about Bill


These are some of the common questions you may want to have answered to know if this is the perfect name for your baby.

Is Bill a common or unique name?

By analyzing the number of births and frequency of this name we've determined that it's currently a very unique male name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Bill?

1 syllables. Why is this important? One of the things that makes a baby name sound good and have a nice rythm is the number of syllables - and especially the number of syllables along with the syllable count for your last name. A simple rule is to avoid having the same number of syllables in your first, middle and last name.

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#
On chart
1931
Peak year
Male


Popularity Score™

Name Bill
Gender Male
Popularity 1 in 78,146
Letter count 4
Syllable count 1
Year first discovered 1910
2012 births +21

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