Billy

Billy - A very unique male name



  Feb 22,2019      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Billy, meaning resolute protection, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1910 on position #432. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Billy and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Billy? 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 Billy. The baby boy name Billy was given to 311 baby boys in 2012, ranking #667 on the national boy baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 5,277 baby boys were given this name - making this a very unique male name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Billy peaked in popularity 88 years ago in 1931 on position 19.



Famous with this name

Billy Zane
Billy Crudup
Billy Chow


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Billy is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Billy is currently topping the baby name charts in West Virginia at position #272 - and is the least popular in New Jersey at position #967.

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 Billy is where you live.


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Billy origin and meaning

Billy is a 5 letter name with 2 syllables. This name means resolute protection. To see famous people named Billy, pop culture references for the name Billy and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Billy

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

Bill / 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
2012667
2011621
2010649
2009593
2008568
2007487
2006471
2005454
2004455
2003425
2002421
2001384
2000384
1999353
1998330
1997320
1996286
1995261
1994255
1993221
1992229
1991220
1990213
1989193
1988185
1987168
1986161
1985150
1984140
1983124
1982116
1981103
1980100
197998
197899
197791
197685
197584
197478
197376
197283
197175
197078
196978
196877
196777
196679
196577
196471
196374
196272
196168
196067
195964
195864
195764
195668
195569
195465
195365
195265
195164
195057
194957
194853
194751
194645
194542
194439
194337
194235
194127
194027
193924
193824
193722
193622
193519
193420
193320
193220
193119
193020
192923
192827
192732
192640
192549
192463
192378
192291
1921108
1920132
1919155
1918195
1917228
1916257
1915301
1914422
1913413
1912521
1911526
1910432

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
West Virginia272
Kentucky277
Mississippi296
Arkansas330
Oklahoma362
Tennessee379
New Mexico443
Texas459
Missouri466
Alabama471
Louisiana545
Georgia615
South Carolina631
North Carolina671
California677
Florida731
Minnesota801
Colorado825
Pennsylvania856
Illinois882
New York942
Ohio942
Arizona950
New Jersey967

Even more about Billy


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 Billy 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 Billy?

2 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 Billy
Gender Male
Popularity 1 in 5,277
Letter count 5
Syllable count 2
Year first discovered 1910
2012 births +311

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