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Why is bill short for William



Aaron Roberson

The "W" in "William" is a semi-vowel; the "W" is replaced by a consonant, "B", to make it easier to say.

Ellen Acord

It is of Old German origin, and its meaning is "will helmet, protection". Not history of how Bill got brought into the mix.

I'm not sure why the name Bill is short for William. This is my dads name and everyone calls him Bill.

Kim Abbott

If Bill is Short For William, Then is Will Short For Billiam. There are many nicknames for William.

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