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Will is much better.
nylonpanda  11/5/2019
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Bill Hader is an Emmy-winning comedian, actor, voice actor, producer, writer, and director. He is best known from his work on Saturday Night Live, which he was a cast member of from 2005 to 2013.
pc.ty  4/20/2019
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Bill Wurtz is a musician (and probably other things). However, he is best known for his history videos, "The Entire History of the World, I Guess," and "History of Japan". According to his bio on his website, he "accidentally came to earth. It's weird".
picajay  3/16/2019
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My name is "Bill." I am a real Bill. My name is not William. William is a fine name. I am grateful I am "Bill."
bc823403  12/7/2018
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Personally, I prefer the nicknames Will/Willy for William. However, the nicknames Bill/Billy are more appropriate for the rare given name Billiam. Someone already submitted this kree8v name incorporating the nicknames Bill and Billy. So if I named a boy William, I would only use the nicknames Will and Willy. Or if I named him Billiam, I would only use the nicknames Bill and Billy. It all has to do with the letters beginning on the names. I hope this makes sense. This is a strong and handsome name for a boy, though!
― Anonymous User  10/21/2018
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Cute!
Casey1590  10/21/2018
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In 2018, 51 is the most common age for an American (U.S.) Bill* who is registered male with the Social Security Administration. It is the 463rd most common male first name for living U.S. citizens.

*as a first name, not a nickname (as hard as it is to imagine someone naming their infant "Bill")
― Anonymous User  10/12/2018
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Mr. Bill from Saturday Night Live!
That70sShowGeek  9/1/2018
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Bill is just not a good nickname for William.
kayisforkeen  8/7/2018
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Bill Snootman is a character in the book series STAR Academy. He is the richest man in the world, and the father of spoiled princess Eugenia Snootman.
kayisforkeen  7/29/2018
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Bill Skarsgård is a Swedish actor known for playing Pennywise in the 2017 film "It".
minion947  2/8/2018
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This is a hideous nickname that sounds like a name for old people. And some of the most obnoxious celebrities have this name, like Bill Clinton, Bill OReilly, Bill Cosby. The name itself sounds dumb.
― Anonymous User  1/23/2018
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Sounds like a fat middle aged man who sits on his chair every day while sipping on his beer and ranting about stuff while watching sports.
Yeah, I am not too crazy on this name as you can clearly see. I love the name Will/William, but I despise Bill.
GiJeff  1/18/2018
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There’s William Sanford Nye, “Bill Nye the Science Guy”.
oxenfree  11/2/2017
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William Thomas "Bill" Ward (born May 5, 1948) is the drummer for Black Sabbath.
ERK  11/23/2016
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I like this name. I like both Bill and Will I would use it if I would have boy twins. My favourite bearer is Bill Cipher from the series 'Gravity Falls'.
avaGurl112  9/3/2016
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The name Bill was given to 33 boys born in the US in 2015.
HerculePoirot  6/18/2016
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This is such a boring, overused name. If you want a good nickname then choose Will instead, sounds much more classier and distinguished.
― Anonymous User  5/12/2016
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Not a fan personally. Too old fashioned. I prefer Will as a nickname for William.
― Anonymous User  3/22/2016
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I am surprised that no one has said anything about Bill Gates. William Henry "Bill" Gates, an American business magnate, philanthropist, investor, and computer programmer, co-founded Microsoft with Paul Allen. He is also currently the richest person in the world.
Jghazt333  1/10/2016
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Bill Walsh was an American football couch.
hkols  11/2/2014
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Bill Cipher is a demon on the animated television series "Gravity Falls."
hkols  11/2/2014
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Bill Bixby was an American film and TV actor. He is best known for playing Dr. David Banner in The Incredible Hulk (1978 TV series).
― Anonymous User  9/17/2014
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Quite dated, as is Jim for James. I prefer Billy or Will.
― Anonymous User  7/13/2013
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"Bil" is Dutch for "buttock".
Did I just ruin this name?
― Anonymous User  6/1/2013
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I personally, never really thought much of the name. I always thought of that "Kill Bill" Movie. That was until I started listening to band Tokyo Hotel, where, the lead singer is called Bill. I personally love the name now - the name 'Bill' suits him. It's short, and sweet. Nothing too over the top.
=]
1998emma  9/4/2010
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Bill Wyman (born William George Perks) is an English musician and former bass player for the Rolling Stones. He was always known as the most promiscuous member of the band, which says a lot! He has also written several books, including a disgustingly detailed autobiography titled *Stone Alone* which covers his life up until the death of Brian Jones. Read it if you dare!
― Anonymous User  3/26/2009
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I think I'm biased to the name because of the singer of Tokio Hotel. =P I was never really fond of it before, but looking at it again, I think it's a short, sensible name. It probably would make more sense, though, if your name is actually William.
― Anonymous User  8/10/2008
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My name is Bill, and my father said it was after a medieval weapon, which is just like my father.
Krr  6/26/2008
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Mostly obnoxious men are called Bill. Think Bill O'Reilly, Bill Donoghue, and Bill Bryson, just to name the ones I can think of right now. Besides, I don't like the nickname at all. I wish guys named William, Wilson or whatever would go by Will. This is such a typical name for fat middle-aged guys who are rude in every way.
slight night shiver  5/17/2008
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I can't believe no one's mentioned this yet, Bill Bruford is a seriously awesome drummer, with a wicked polyrhythmic, forceful style. He's collaborated on loads of projects, including King Crimson and his own fusion band Bruford. I love his music!
JewellPhoenix  5/15/2008
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Like Betty or Liz against Elizabeth, Bill is a blunt alternative to the richer, more dignified full name William. It can also, however, be lots of fun, so long as a William doesn't adopt it as a full name. Will is a gentler nickname.
EmilyOlive  5/12/2008
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It's a good name. It's kinda childish but an adult could so rock it! 2 thumbs up from me.
lilly_g  2/12/2008
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I prefer Will.
CharlieRob  8/14/2007
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There's Bill Kaulitz from the German rock/pop band Tokio Hotel.
― Anonymous User  7/10/2007
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Bill Compton is a vampire in the Sookie Stackhouse series by Charlaine Harris.
― Anonymous User  11/5/2006
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"The Continuing Story Of Bungalow Bill" a song by The Beatles.
pink_floyd_fan  10/25/2006
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William Beckett, singer for The Academy Is..., often goes by Bill.
VeryGorgeous  9/27/2006
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A greatly talented actor Bill Moseley is a famous bearer.
audreyhubley  8/28/2006
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Bootstrap Bill Turner from the Pirates of the Caribbean movies.
― Anonymous User  8/17/2006
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Bill Nye the Science Guy!
MusicRat  8/10/2006
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Bill is the name of a Weasley in Harry Potter. It's old fashioned - once again, I love it!
stormy_lovegood  8/8/2006
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Famous bearer: the character Bill S. Preston Esquire, as portrayed by Alex Winter in the teen comedy films 'Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure' and 'Bill and Ted's Bogus Journey'.
reservoirdoll1987  7/7/2006
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Once upon a time I saw this ancient guy that was practically dead smoking on a street corner and his name was Bill. No not really but that's what I think of when I hear the name Bill.
ian63089  6/21/2006
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A famous 'bearer' of this name is Little Bill, the receipt from Sainsburys. If you are English or the UK, you will know what I mean.
FairyGirl  5/31/2006
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Bill Gates is a pretty famous bearer.
― Anonymous User  12/22/2005
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Two famous bearers: President Bill Clinton and Buffalo Bill.
― Anonymous User  12/18/2005
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Famous bearer is Bill Cosby.
― Anonymous User  12/15/2005
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Now there are the movies "Kill Bill" vol. 1 & 2.
breakofday  12/9/2005
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I'm Bill. Not William. On my birth certificate, it says "Bill". I've had to deal with this all my life; people always assume I'm a William. Ah well, I love being unique!
bill_just_bill  11/29/2005
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A famous bearer is Bill Gaither. He is involved with Christian music. He sells videos and such.
― Anonymous User  8/25/2005

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