Billie is a unisex first name, but it has been primarily given to girls for a number of years.
Few children have been named Billie in recent years. Although it is used several times each year, only approximately 4 out of 100,000 children are currently called Billie. Whether you’re a boy or a girl, you will most likely be the only person with the special name Billie at your school. In our SmartGenius ranking, Billie is number *** on the list of most common first names. In the entire USA, approximately 124,471 people – children, adults and seniors – currently bear the name Billie. That is 0.04 % of all living Americans.
Well, you might say, you probably figured that out yourself! But what you might not know is: The letter B is neither particularly common nor particularly rare as a first letter for given names: 3.7% of all common first names in the US begin with this letter. The most common first letters of given names, by the way, are A, J and K, while U, X and Q are the least common initials of first names.
With six letters, the name Billie is of average length. In fact, 28% of all common first names in the US consist of exactly six letters. 24% of all first names are shorter, while 48% have seven letters or more. On average, first names in the US (not counting hyphenated names) are 6.5 letters long. There are no significant differences between boys' and girls' names.
That means that with 3.7%, B as the first letter in given names is almost as common as all 26 letters on average.
If your name is Billie and someone asks after your name, you can of course just tell them what it is. But sometimes that isn't so easy - what if it's too loud, and you don't understand them well? Or what if the other person is so far away that you can see them but not hear them? In these situations, you can communicate your name in so many other ways: you call spell it, sign it, or even use a flag to wave it...
So that everyone really understands you when you have to spell the name Billie, you can simply say:
Braille is made up of dots, which the blind and visually impaired can feel to read words.
Just use American Sign Language!
These flags are used for maritime communication - each flag represents a letter.
In the navy, sailors of two ships might wave flags to each other to send messages. A sailor holds two flags in specific positions to represent different letters.
In Morse code, letters and other characters are represented only by a series of short and long tones. For example, a short tone followed by a long tone stands for the letter A. Billie sounds like this: