Usage: Bill is a very popular first name. It is more often used as a boy (male) name.
People having the name Bill are in general originating from Germany, Ireland, United Kingdom, United States of America.
Variants: For another variant of the name Bill across the world, see William.
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N.B. Sometimes it happens that another name has the same meaning. There is nothing surprising in this: both names have the same origin or the same numbers of numerology.
The Growth number corresponding to this first name is 8.
Qualities: Leader, Visionary
Ruling planet: Saturn
Colors: Black, Purple
Gemstones: Ruby, Amethyst
The name Bill is ranked on the 81st position of the most used names. It means that this name is very frequently used.
We estimate that there are at least 5505300 persons in the world having this name which is around 0.076% of the population. The name Bill has four characters. It means that it is relatively short-length, compared to the other names in our database.
The graph below represents the number of people who were given the name Bill for each year since 1900 in the U.S.A.:
The name day of Bill is 25 June.
History and Origin
English: altered short form of William, not used before the 19th century. The reason for the change in the initial consonant is not clear, but it conforms to the pattern regularly found when English words beginning with w- are borrowed into Gaelic; the nickname ‘King Billy’ for William of Orange is an early example from Ireland which may have influenced English usage.
Pet forms: English: Billy, Billie. Gaelic: Builidh.
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