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The name Billy is a diminutive form of William.  The table below indicates the number of times the name Billy has been given to baby boys in recent years.  The last 125 years refers to 1880 through 2004; last year refers to 2004.  The rank and count values are based on U.S. Social Security Administration counts for the one thousand most popular names given to baby boys in each of these years. 

Cumulative Usage Chart for the Name Billy
Use of the Name Billy for Boys During the Last ...
125 Years 50 Years 25 Years 10 Years 5 Years 2 Years 1 Year
376,755 146,606 34,647 7,459 3,072 1,153 556
The table below indicates the number of times the name Billy has been given to baby boys and baby girls each year, from 1880 through 2004.  A blank entry indicates that the name did not rank among the top one thousand names given to boys or girls, respectively, during the specified year.

Yearly Usage Chart for the Name Billy
  Used as a Boy Name Used as a Girl Name
Year RankCount RankCount
18807537  
18817956  
18827657  
1883    
18847787  
18857068  
18867727  
18878326  
188865510  
18899855  
1890    
18918556  
189269410  
18937119  
189467910  
189564111  
18967849  
18979536  
189857914  
189942619  
190035139  
190145518  
190243922  
190347320  
190444423  
190550820  
190664714  
190754120  
190856620  
190963518  
191040643  
191145342  
191247169  
1913408112  
1914402141  
1915305279  
1916263360  
1917231469  
1918198648  
1919154856  
19201321,20798855
19211071,62590767
1922902,03087170
1923782,49380182
1924623,28374599
1925494,215645128
1926405,177584146
1927326,452575153
1928277,320550161
1929238,306550154
1930209,267525166
1931199,257533154
1932209,400545143
1933208,921578123
1934209,54767299
1935199,227643103
1936228,56273183
1937228,27773485
1938248,23379279
1939247,48183669
1940277,59191761
1941277,62890266
1942357,31595168
1943376,99897466
1944386,51694567
1945426,01697663
1946456,684  
1947516,913  
1948536,204  
1949575,786  
1950575,680  
1951645,584  
1952655,696  
1953655,819  
1954656,049  
1955695,738  
1956686,003  
1957646,142  
1958646,138  
1959646,305  
1960676,019  
1961686,020  
1962725,571  
1963745,238  
1964715,181  
1965774,651  
1966804,174  
1967763,977  
1968763,821  
1969773,771  
1970784,123  
1971753,908  
1972823,466  
1973763,436  
1974783,368  
1975843,110  
1976853,156  
1977912,947  
1978992,697  
1979972,999  
19801002,987  
19811032,880  
19821162,525  
19831232,151  
19841401,945  
19851501,830  
19861581,686  
19871681,621  
19881851,508  
19891931,502  
19902141,438  
19912201,355  
19922301,283  
19932211,353  
19942551,124  
19952621,065  
1996286947  
1997322815  
1998332812  
1999350748  
2000385668  
2001385671  
2002423580  
2003428597  
2004461556  
Totals:  376,755 2,610

During the last 125 years, parents have used Billy as a boy's name about 99% of the time and less frequently (about 0% of the time) as a girl's name.  Cumulative counts and total counts shown on the above tables are slightly lower than actual counts because the name Billy appears in the top 1,000 boy names only 123 times during the last 125 years.

See the Social Security card applications information for qualifiers about the data shown on this page.


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