Namesakes

Australian Prime Ministers: 1 prime minister
Billy Hughes   1915-1923  
Fictional Characters from Books: 1 character
Billy Pilgrim   1969   Slaughterhouse-Five  
Fictional Characters from Plays and Musicals: 1 character
Billy Bigelow   1945   Carousel  
Hall-of-Famers: 4 baseball, 4 ice hockey, 1 basketball, 1 football
(baseball) Billy Hamilton   1961  
(ice hockey) Billy McGimsie   1962  
(ice hockey) Billy Gilmour   1962  
(ice hockey) Billy Burch   1974  
(baseball) Billy Herman   1975  
(basketball) Billy Cunningham   1986  
(baseball) Billy Williams   1987  
(ice hockey) Billy Smith   1993  
(football) Billy Shaw   1999  
(baseball) Billy Southworth   2008  
Notable Actors and Actresses: 6 actors, 2 actor/comedians
Billy Connolly   1942-  
Billy Crystal   1948-  
Billy Bob Thornton   1955-  
Billy Campbell   1959-  
Billy Merasty   1960-  
Billy Zane   1966-  
Billy Burke   1966-  
Billy Crudup   1968-  
Notable Athletes: 4 ice hockey, 3 baseball, 1 basketball, 1 football, 1 rugby, 1 soccer
(baseball) Billy Hamilton   1866-1940  
(ice hockey) Billy McGimsie   1880-1968  
(ice hockey) Billy Gilmour   1885-1959  
(ice hockey) Billy Burch   1900-1950  
(baseball) Billy Herman   1909-1992  
(baseball) Billy Williams   1938-  
(football) Billy Shaw   1938-  
(soccer) Billy McNeill   1940-2019  
(basketball) Billy Cunningham   1943-  
(ice hockey) Billy Smith   1950-  
(rugby) Billy Vunipola   1992-  
Notable Evildoers: 1 criminal
Billy the Kid   1859-1881  
Notable Filmmakers: 1 director
Billy Wilder   1906-2002  
Notable Musicians: 3 musicians
Billy Joel   1949-   rock  
Billy Idol   1955-   rock  
Billy Corgan   1967-   rock  
Olympic Medalists: 1 bronze, 1 gold, 1 silver
(gold) Billy Mills   1964   10000 m  
(bronze) Billy Koch   1996   baseball  
(silver) Billy Bakker   2012   field hockey  
Oscar Award Winners: 1 director
(director) Billy Wilder   1945; 1960   The Lost Weekend; The Apartment  
Other Religious Leaders: 1 leader
Billy Graham     Southern Baptist Convention  
Title Characters: 7 songs, 3 musicals, 1 book, 1 film/musical
(musical) Billy Barnes   1959   The Billy Barnes Revue  
(song) Billy   1969   Which Way You Goin' Billy?  
(musical) Billy   1970   Billy Noname  
(song) Billy   1973   Wild Billy's Circus Story  
(song) Billy the Kid   1973   The Ballad Of Billy The Kid  
(song) Billy   1974   Billy Don't Be A Hero  
(musical) Billy   1974   Billy  
(book) Billy   1994   Billy  
(song) Billy Davy   1997   Billy Davy's Daughter  
(film/musical) Billy Elliot   2000; 2004   Billy Elliot; Billy Elliot the Musical  
(song) Billy Brown   2007   Billy Brown  
(song) Billy Paul   2011   Billy Paul