First Name
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010

Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Billey

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From Old Irish bile, from Proto-Celtic *belyos (“tree”), from Proto-Indo-European *bʰolyo- (“leaf”).

  1. tree
    Hie mee cooyl . ― I got behind a tree.
    Hoie eh cha jeeragh as . ― He sat bolt upright.
    My chrieys oo y ny s'creoiey, tuittee ny croiyn. ― If you shake the tree harder the nuts will fall.
    Ren y gleashtan smoashal noi . ― The car crashed into a tree.
    Ta er beealloo yn thie. ― Before the house there are trees.
    Ta rish yn awin. ― There are trees along the river.
    Ta'n ceau e ghuillagyn. ― The tree is shedding its leaves.

Borrowing from English bill or Anglo-Norman bille, from Old French bulle, from Medieval Latin bulla (“seal; sealed document”).

  1. (law) bill (proposed law)
    Hie yn ny hrooid. ― The bill was passed.
    Hug eh lesh stiagh ayns Y Chiare as Feed. ― He introduced a bill into the Keys.
  2. (banking) bill

    Notable Persons With the Last Name Billey

    Notable Persons With the Last Name Billey

    Sara Billey

    Sara Billey is a in the field of mathematics. Sara was born on February 6th, 1968 in Alva, Oklahoma.


    Ethnicity Distribution

    Ethnicity Billey U.S.
      White 51.04% 64.26%
      African American 19.95% 11.96%
      Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
      American Indian and Alaska Native 19.69% 0.69%
      Two or More Ethnicities 6.99% 1.76%
      Hispanic or Latino 0.00% 16.26%

    Of Last Name Billey

    People with the last name Billey are most frequently White, African American, or American Indian and Alaska Native

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    Fun Facts about the name Billey

  1. How Popular is the name Billey? Billey is the 16,385th most popular name of all time. As a last name Billey was the 53,538th most popular name in 2010.
  2. How many people with the first name Billey have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 523 babies born with the first name Billey in the United States. That's more than enough people named Billey to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  3. What year were 5 or more babies first named Billey? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1920 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  4. When was Billey first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Billey is Thursday, November 22nd, 1888.
  5. What year had the most people named Billey born? The highest recorded use of the first name Billey was in 1931 with a total of 24 babies.
  6. Random Billey Factoid: According to the 1931 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Billey is not a popular baby boy's name in Texas. Imagine that, only 6 babies in Texas have the same name in 1931.
  7. Weird things about the name Billey: The name spelled backwards is Yellib. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Bielly. How do you pronounce that?
  8. How many people have the last name Billey? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 386 people with the last name Billey.
  9. How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Billey? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Billey as their last name since less than 1 person in 769k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!
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