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Meaning and Origin of: Billy

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First name origins & meanings:

  • English : Resolution; wise
  • Teutonic : Fierce protector

Last name origin & meaning:

  • French : habitational name from any of various minor places so named, for example in Aisne, Côte d’Or, and Nièvre. The place name is from Romano-Gallic Billiacum, from a Gallic personal name Billios (Latin Billius) + the locative suffix -acum.
  • English : unexplained. Compare Billey.
  • A man named de Billy, from Paris, is documented in Canada in 1665, and possibly in Quebec city. Documented secondary surnames are Courville, Léveillé, Verrier, Saint Louis.

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