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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 best known for her role in "Doctor Who"
Billie Holiday, American singer (born Eleanora Fagan)
Billie Jean King, American tennis player
Billie Frechette, lover of 1930s criminal John Dillinger
Billie Kate Judd, daughter of Chris Judd & Rebecca Twigley
Billie Grace McGinley, daughter of John McGinley & Nichole Kessler
Billie Catherine Lourd, daughter of American actress Carrie Fisher and Bryan Lourd
Billie Beatrice Dane, daughter of American actor Eric Dane

Pop Culture References for the name Billie

Michael Jackson's hit song "Billie Jean"
Billie Pike, from movie "Paradise" played by Thora Birch
Billie Jenkins, main character from the eighth season of Charmed
Billie Young, character from 2nd season of TV series Night Court
Billie Dean Howard, character from "American Horror Story"

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