BILL
GENDER: Masculine
USAGE: English
PRONOUNCED: BIL   [key]
Meaning & History
Short form of WILLIAM. This spelling was first used in the 19th century. The change in the initial consonant may have been influenced by an earlier Irish pronunciation of the name.
Related Names
VARIANTS: Wil, Will, Willie, Willy, Liam
DIMINUTIVES: Billie, Billy
FEMININE FORM: Willa
OTHER LANGUAGES: Vilko (Croatian), Jelle, Pim, Wil, Willy, Wim (Dutch), Vilĉjo (Esperanto), Jami, Vili, Vilho, Viljo, Ville (Finnish), Willi, Willy, Wim (German), Vili (Hungarian), Liam, Uilleag, Ulick (Irish), Vilis (Latvian), Wum (Limburgish), Wilmot, Wilkin, Wilky (Medieval English), Vili, Vilko (Slovene), Ville (Swedish), Gwil (Welsh)
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