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Gender: M Meaning of Bill: "resolute protection" Origin of Bill: English, diminutive of William

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Most Bills today are dads...or grandpas. The younger Williams are usually nicknamed Will, or called by their full names.

Famous People Named Bill

Bill Clinton (former U.S. president)
Bill Gates (Microsoft founder)
Bill Pullman (American actor)
Bill Nighy (English actor)
Bill Kaulitz (Singer, Tokio Hotel)
Bill Hader (American actor)
Bill Murray, actor, starred as Peter Venkman in Ghostbusters and Ghostbusters II
Bill Skarsgard, Swedish actor

Pop Culture References for the Name Bill

Won't You Come Home, Bill Bailey?, song
Bill Weasley, from the "Harry Potter" series by J. K. Rowling
Vampire Bill Compton from HBO series "True Blood" and Sookie Stackhouse Mysteries by Charlaine Harris
Bill Nye the Science Guy
Bill Haverchuck, from the TV series "Freaks and Geeks"
Bill Haydon, from movie "Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy"
Bill Harken, character from TV series "Alphas"

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