Billie

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Gender: F Meaning of Billie: "resolute protection" Origin of Billie: English, diminutive of Wilhelmina, Wilma

Billie is a tomboy nickname name, part of the growing trend for using boyish nicknames for girls.

To track its path from blue to pink, Billie was 100% male in 1880, was 55% female just a decade later, in the girls' Top 100 by 1928, and is now overwhelmingly female.

Billie is a possible retro choice for fans of jazz great Billie Holiday, born Eleanora. Other conceivable namesakes are The Wizard of Oz's Glinda--Billie Burke (born Mary William), silent screen star Billie Dove (born Bertha), actresses Billie Whitelaw and Billie Piper (born Lianne) and tennis legend Billie Jean King (born Billie). Another cultural reference is the Michael Jackson hit song 'Billie Jean.'

Billie was picked for their daughters by Carrie Fisher, My Name is Earl actor Ethan Suplee, and Rebecca Gayheart and Eric Dane.

Famous People Named Billie

Billie Paul Piper, English actress
Billie Holiday (born Eleanora Fagan), American jazz singer
Billie Jean King, American tennis player
Billie Frechette, lover of American criminal John Dillinger
Billie Grace McGinley, daughter of actor John McGinley & Nichole Kessler
Billie Catherine Lourd, daughter of actress Carrie Fisher and Bryan Lourd
Billie Coghill, daughter of actors Chris Coghill and Lisa Faulkner
Billie Henry (b. 1991), daughter of comedians Lenny Henry and Dawn French
Billie Chedid (b. 2003), daughter of singer Matthieu Chedid
Billie Vanes (b. 2004), daughter of singer Axelle Red and Filip Vanes
Billie Grace Suplee (b. 2007), daughter of American actor Ethan Suplee
Billie Bühler (b. 2008), daughter of singer Urs Bühler of Il Divo
Billie Rae Lynch (b. 2008), daughter of singers Shane Lynch and Sheena White
Billie Beatrice Dane (b. 2010), daughter of actors Eric Dane and Rebecca Gayheart
Billie-Eve Bart-Williams (b. 2010), daughter of singers Ayo and Patrice Bart-Williams
Billie-Rose Lauzon (b. 2010), daughter of ice dancers Marie-France Dubreuil and Patrice Lauzon
Billie Rosie Holmes (b. 2013), daughter of actress Sonya Walger and producer Davey Holmes
Billie Kate Judd (b. 2014), daughter of footballer Chris Judd & model Rebecca Judd

Pop Culture References for the name Billie

"Billie Jean," song by Michael Jackson
Billie Pike, from movie "Paradise" played by Thora Birch
Billie Jenkins, main character on TV's Charmed
Billie Young, character on TV's Night Court
Billie Dean Howard, character from "American Horror Story"
Emma "Billie" Dawn, main character in film "Born Yesterday"

Billina, Willa, Billee, Billi, Billa, Billy