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Gender: Male Meaning of Billy: "resolute protection" Origin of Billy: English, diminutive of William Billy's Popularity in 2018: #845

The name Billy is a boy's name of English origin meaning "resolute protection". Billy is ranked #845 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Cool Cowboy Baby Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Namebank CAF 12.15.14".

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Cute kid with freckles, bouncing a Spalding ball. Cool couple Helena Bonham Carter and Tim Burton put the name Billy Burton on their son's birth certificate. While the classic William, name of the future king of England, may in fact be German, the nickname Billy along with such other classic short forms as Jim and Joe are authentically English names for boys.

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jasminegarden Says:


This is my absolute favourite baby boy name! It's so sweet & means a lot to me because it has lots of nice links. I like William as well but I would definitely use this on it's own, it will be my first son's name.