English, diminutive of William
"resolute protection"

Bill Origin and Meaning

The name Bill is 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.

Bill Popularity

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Famous People Named Bill

  • William Jefferson "Bill" Clinton42nd U.S. president
  • William Henry "Bill" Gates IIIAmerican business magnate, founder of Microsoft
  • William James "Bill" PullmanAmerican actor
  • William Francis "Bill" NighyEnglish actor
  • William T."Bill" HaderJr., American actor/comedian
  • William James "Bill" MurrayAmerican actor/comedian
  • Bill Kaulitzlead singer of German band Tokio Hotel
  • William Sanford "Bill" NyeAmerican scientist and TV host
  • William Clyde "Bill" ElliottAmerican NASCAR driver
  • William "Bill" ShatnerCanadian actor
  • Bill LaswellAmerican bassist and producer
  • William Stephen "Bill" BelichickAmerican NFL coach
  • William J. "Bill" GaitherAmerican gospel singer
  • William Theodore "Bill" Walton IIIAmerican basketball player and sportscaster
  • James William "Bill" Anderson IIIAmerican country music singer
  • James William "Bill" CartwrightAmerican retired NBA player & former head coach
  • William Smith "Bill" MonroeAmerican bluegrass musician
  • William Edgar "Bill" OddieEnglish ornithologist
  • William Scott "Bill" BrufordEnglish drummer of band Yes
  • William "Bill" ShanklyScottish footballer
  • William Desmond Anthony "Bill" PertweeEnglish actor/comedian
  • William Edward "Bill" HaslamAmerican politician, governor of Tennessee
  • William John "Bill" EdrichEnglish cricketer
  • William Patton "Bill" BlackJr., American rock musician
  • Bill W. (born William Griffith Wilson)American founder of Alcoholics Anonymous
  • William Denby "Bill" HannaAmerican animator (Hanna,Barbera)
  • William "Bill" PaxtonAmerican actor
  • Bill KleinTLC reality star of "The Little Couple"
  • Bill Istvan Günther SkarsgårdSwedish actor
  • William "Bill" Alan FinnAmerican composer and lyricist
  • Bill WurtzAmerican musician

Bill in Pop Culture

  • Bill Weasleyfrom the "Harry Potter" series by J. K. Rowling
  • Bill Comptonvampire on TV's"True Blood"
  • Bill Haverchuckfrom the TV series "Freaks and Geeks"
  • Bill Haydonfrom movie "Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy"
  • Bill Harkencharacter from TV series "Alphas"
  • William "Bill" Spencer Jr.character on soap "The Bold and the Beautiful"
  • Bill S. PrestonEsq., main character from the movie "Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure"
  • William Fontaine de la Tour Dauterive (aka Bill Dauterive)character on the animated series "King of the Hill"
  • Bill Cipherdream demon from the cartoon "Gravity Falls"
  • William "Bill" Cagemain character in film "Edge of Tomorrow"
  • "Kill Bill" 2003 movie
  • "Won't You Come HomeBill Bailey?" popular song
  • Bill Denbroughcharacter from Stephen King's "It"
  • Bill Austin/Andersoncharacter in the "Mamma Mia!" musical and films