Name: Bill

Origin and Meaning of the Name Bill

  • Meaning:
    Will, desire + helmet, protection
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    Will, desire + helmet, protection
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    Nickname for William. There are many famous bearers who go by the name "Bill" including comedian Bill Murray, 42nd US President William "Bill" Clinton, philanthropis and chairman of Microsoft Bill Gates, comedian Bill Cosby and political commentator and pundit Bill O'Reilly. Also famous American western showmen and legends Wild Bill Hickock and "Buffalo Bill" Cody.

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