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

Bill Origin and Meaning

The name Bill is a boy's name of English origin meaning "resolute protection".

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

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Pop Culture References for the name Bill

Billy, Bil, Billie, Byll


RoddyThlayli Says:


I don't mind Bill, but I like Billy and Will way more.

Theodora_Phoenix Says:


I'm surprised this name has no likes. It's a fairly normal name.

Rebecca Johns Says:


Bill....aka Burner of Leaves

Hydra Says:


Lol, I know, right? Fond memories......I wonder if that's his real name, though.

unicornluvgirl Says:


Bill Nye the Science Guy ;)