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GenderMasculine
UsageEnglish
PronouncedPron.BIL-ee
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Meaning & History

Diminutive of BILL. A notable bearer was the American outlaw Billy the Kid (1859-1881), whose real name was William H. Bonney.
VariantBillie
Feminine FormWilhelmina
Other Languages & CulturesWilhelm, Willahelm Ancient Germanic Gwilherm Breton Guillem Catalan Vilim, Vilko Croatian Vilém Czech Vilhelm Danish Wilhelmus, Willem, Jelle, Pim, Wil, Willy, Wim Dutch Vilhelmo, Vilĉjo Esperanto Villem Estonian Vilhelm, Viljami, Jami, Vilhelmi, Vilho, Vili, Viljo, Ville Finnish Guillaume French Wilhelm, Willi, Willy, Wim German Vilmos, Vili Hungarian Vilhjálmur Icelandic Uilliam, Liam, Uilleag, Ulick Irish Guglielmo Italian Vilhelms, Vilis Latvian Wöllem, Wullem, Wum Limburgish Vilhelmas Lithuanian Illiam Manx Wiremu Maori Wilkin, Wilky, Wilmot Medieval English Vilhelm Norwegian Wilhelm Polish Guilherme Portuguese Uilleam Scottish Viliam Slovak Viljem, Vili, Vilko Slovene Guillermo Spanish Vilhelm, Ville Swedish Gwilym, Gwil, Gwilim, Gwillym Welsh

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Entry updated July 2, 2008   Contribute