A diminutive of Bill.
A masculine and feminine name.
Derives from the name William, which is a name of Germanic origin.
Famous male bearer is guitarist and singer Billie Joe Armstrong.
Famous female bearers are Billie Holiday, Billie Jean King, Billie Piper, Billie Whitelaw, Billie Jo Spears, Billie Ray Martin.
Billie Holiday, born Eleanora Fagan, was and still is one of the most influential jazz singers of all times.
Her personal feeling, technical expertise and intensely personal style, has left a legacy consisted of some of the greatest vocal performances ever recorded.