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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. It is bestowed occasionally as a name in its own right.
244th in the U.S.

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Hundreds of thousands
of people in the U.S have this name
328,248
to be exact
Oklahoma
has the most people named Bill per capita
1934
marked the height of its popularity
0.00%
100.00%
63%
55+
35%
30-54
0.92%
13-29
0.65%
0-12

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