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Billy

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How popular is the baby name Billy in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1880 7 0 7
1881 6 0 6
1882 7 0 7
1884 7 0 7
1885 8 0 8
1886 7 0 7
1887 6 0 6
1888 10 0 10
1889 5 0 5
1890 5 0 5
1891 6 0 6
1892 10 0 10
1893 9 0 9
1894 10 0 10
1895 11 0 11
1896 9 0 9
1897 6 0 6
1898 14 0 14
1899 24 5 19
1900 36 0 36
1901 18 0 18
1902 30 8 22
1903 20 0 20
1904 27 6 21
1905 20 0 20
1906 14 0 14
1907 27 7 20
1908 33 13 20
1909 28 10 18
1910 51 8 43
1911 52 10 42
1912 85 16 69
1913 133 22 111
1914 162 20 142
1915 304 28 276
1916 387 26 361
1917 496 27 469
1918 684 39 645
1919 909 51 858
1920 1,261 55 1,206
1921 1,689 67 1,622
1922 2,098 70 2,028 #90 boy name
1923 2,571 82 2,489 #78 boy name
1924 3,369 98 3,271 #63 boy name
1925 4,332 126 4,206 #49 boy name
1926 5,332 147 5,185 #40 boy name
1927 6,619 157 6,462 #32 boy name
1928 7,468 159 7,309 #27 boy name
1929 8,476 155 8,321 #23 boy name
1930 9,455 166 9,289 #20 boy name
1931 9,413 154 9,259 #19 boy name
1932 9,572 143 9,429 #20 boy name
1933 9,057 123 8,934 #20 boy name
1934 9,655 97 9,558 #20 boy name
1935 9,341 103 9,238 #19 boy name
1936 8,670 83 8,587 #22 boy name
1937 8,382 85 8,297 #22 boy name
1938 8,326 80 8,246 #24 boy name
1939 7,537 68 7,469 #24 boy name
1940 7,654 61 7,593 #27 boy name
1941 7,726 66 7,660 #27 boy name
1942 7,373 68 7,305 #35 boy name
1943 7,081 66 7,015 #37 boy name
1944 6,604 67 6,537 #38 boy name
1945 6,080 63 6,017 #42 boy name
1946 6,771 55 6,716 #45 boy name
1947 6,995 67 6,928 #51 boy name
1948 6,260 42 6,218 #53 boy name
1949 5,873 53 5,820 #57 boy name
1950 5,720 44 5,676 #57 boy name
1951 5,651 47 5,604 #64 boy name
1952 5,764 52 5,712 #65 boy name
1953 5,882 39 5,843 #65 boy name
1954 6,089 54 6,035 #65 boy name
1955 5,810 51 5,759 #69 boy name
1956 6,066 54 6,012 #68 boy name
1957 6,193 45 6,148 #64 boy name
1958 6,197 51 6,146 #64 boy name
1959 6,353 46 6,307 #64 boy name
1960 6,052 38 6,014 #67 boy name
1961 6,073 46 6,027 #68 boy name
1962 5,622 39 5,583 #72 boy name
1963 5,287 52 5,235 #74 boy name
1964 5,249 57 5,192 #71 boy name
1965 4,706 54 4,652 #77 boy name
1966 4,224 42 4,182 #80 boy name
1967 4,025 42 3,983 #76 boy name
1968 3,863 50 3,813 #76 boy name
1969 3,845 68 3,777 #77 boy name
1970 4,197 73 4,124 #78 boy name
1971 3,968 59 3,909 #75 boy name
1972 3,543 74 3,469 #82 boy name
1973 3,518 74 3,444 #76 boy name
1974 3,438 72 3,366 #78 boy name
1975 3,188 76 3,112 #84 boy name
1976 3,234 77 3,157 #85 boy name
1977 3,016 68 2,948 #91 boy name
1978 2,765 69 2,696 #99 boy name
1979 3,066 67 2,999 #98 boy name
1980 3,050 59 2,991 #100 boy name
1981 2,934 51 2,883
1982 2,578 50 2,528
1983 2,188 39 2,149
1984 1,974 27 1,947
1985 1,865 34 1,831
1986 1,712 29 1,683
1987 1,648 26 1,622
1988 1,530 20 1,510
1989 1,530 25 1,505
1990 1,455 17 1,438
1991 1,373 17 1,356
1992 1,298 16 1,282
1993 1,368 15 1,353
1994 1,137 13 1,124
1995 1,073 10 1,063
1996 961 13 948
1997 825 11 814
1998 820 7 813
1999 757 9 748
2000 678 8 670
2001 683 7 676
2002 582 0 582
2003 611 11 600
2004 572 7 565
2005 560 0 560
2006 565 0 565
2007 546 0 546
2008 458 0 458
2009 442 0 442
2010 395 5 390
2011 401 6 395
2012 361 6 355
2013 346 0 346
2014 293 6 287
2015 281 0 281

Want to know about the popularity of the Billy baby name? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 387,177 babies born with the name Billy in the United States. That's more than enough Billies to occupy the country of Bahamas with an estimated population of 353,658 (as of May 3, 2010). The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given to 7 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Billy" was in 1934 with a total of 9,558 babies. (That's a lot of baby Billies)

According to the 1962 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Billy" ranks #61 in popularity as a baby boy's name in Florida. Imagine that, 203 babies in Florida have the same name as you in 1962. Across the entire United States a total of 5,622 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

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Where is the name Billy popular?

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Billy" mean? The list below shows the origins of Billy as well as things modernly associated with the name Billy such as celebrities named Billy.

Origin and Meaning of Billy

The name "Billy" is of English origin, and it means "Diminutive form of William". It's a name commonly given to both boys and girls.

Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Bil"ly
Senses
  1. A club; esp., a policeman's club. Also called billy club
  2. [Wool Manuf] A slubbing or roving machine.
Other Dictionary Sources
  1. Male goat
  2. A short stout club used primarily by policemen

Billy Joel

Billy Joel is a musician, singer-songwriter, and composer specializing in rock, rock and roll, soft rock, pop rock, pop, classical music with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1965 to present. Billy was born in 1949 as William Martin Joel in The Bronx, New York, US.

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Billy Idol

Billy Idol is a singer-songwriter, musician, and actor specializing in punk rock, hard rock, glam rock, and dance-rock music with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1977 to present. Billy was born in 1955 as William Michael Albert Broad in Stanmore, Middlesex, England.

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Billy Crystal

Billy Crystal is a comedian with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1975 to present. Billy was born in 1947 as William Edward Crystal in New York City, New York, U.S.

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Billy Bob Thornton

Billy Bob Thornton is an actor, filmmaker, and singer-songwriter with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1986 to present. Billy was born in 1955 in Hot Springs, Arkansas, U.S.

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Billy Ray Cyrus

Billy Ray Cyrus is a singer-songwriter and actor specializing in country music with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1990 to present. Billy was born in 1961 as William Ray Cyrus in Flatwoods, Kentucky, U.S.

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Billy Connolly

Billy Connolly is a comedian with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1965 to present. Billy was born in 1942 as William Connolly in Anderston, Glasgow, Scotland.

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Billy Zane

Billy Zane is an actor and producer with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1985 to present. Billy was born in 1966 as William George Zane, Jr. in Chicago, Illinois, U.S.

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Other Inspirations for the Name Billy

Billy Beane
Billy Goat Trail
Billy Joel Tour
Billy The Kid
Billy Graham
Billy Hamilton
Billy Mays

Alternative Meanings

B is for buddy, everyone is your pal.

I is for ideas, that you bring to life.

L is for little, the little things you do.

L is for love, everlasting.

Y is for yearn, your innermost desires.

Your name in reverse order is "Yllib". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Lybil". How do you pronounce that?

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Past life for Billy born Jun 19, 1949

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I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Western Africa approximately on 1825. Your profession was medicine man, surgeon, and herbalist.

As a ruthless character, you carefully weighed your decisions in critical situations, with excellent self-control and strong will. Generally liked, but not always loved. Your lesson - to combat violence and disharmony in our world, to understand its roots and origins. All global problems have similar origins.

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