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Who Is The Most Famous William Or Bill In The World?

Updated October 22, 2020 73.2k views102 items

List RulesVote up all of the Williams and Bills you've heard of.

How many celebrities named William or Bill can you think of? The famous Bills and Williams below have many different professions, including notable actors named Bill, famous musicians named William, and even politicians named Bill.

William Jefferson Clinton is certainly one of the most famous Bills on this list. One of the famous politicians named Bill, he served as the 42nd President of the United States. Since leaving office he has worked as a public speaker, humanitarian, and author.

Another of the famous people with the first name Bill is Bill Murray. The Saturday Night Live legend has appeared in such films as Groundhog Day, Lost in Translation, and Caddyshack. He was awarded the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor in 2016.

Did we forget one of your favorite famous men named Bill or William? Just add them to the list!

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  • William McKinley is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Who Is The Most Famous William Or Bill In The World?

    William McKinley

    Dec. at 58 (1843-1901)

    BirthplaceNiles, Ohio, United States of America

    William McKinley Jr. (January 29, 1843 – September 14, 1901) was the 25th president of the... more on Wikipedia
  • William Howard Taft is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Who Is The Most Famous William Or Bill In The World?

    William Howard Taft

    Dec. at 73 (1857-1930)

    BirthplaceCincinnati, Ohio, United States of America

    William Howard Taft (September 15, 1857 – March 8, 1930) was the 27th president of the United... more on Wikipedia

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  • Billy Connolly is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Who Is The Most Famous William Or Bill In The World?

    BirthplaceAnderston, Scotland

    Sir William Connolly, (born 24 November 1942) is a Scottish stand-up comedian, musician,... more on Wikipedia

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  • Bill Nye is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Who Is The Most Famous William Or Bill In The World?

    Bill Nye

    Age: 64

    BirthplaceWashington, D.C., United States of America

    William Sanford Nye (born November 27, 1955), popularly known as Bill Nye the Science Guy, is... more on Wikipedia

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  • Billy Dee Williams is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Who Is The Most Famous William Or Bill In The World?

    BirthplaceNew York City, USA, New York

    William December "Billy Dee" Williams Jr. (born April 6, 1937) is an American actor, artist,... more on Wikipedia

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  • Billy Zane is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Who Is The Most Famous William Or Bill In The World?

    Billy Zane

    Age: 54

    BirthplaceChicago, Illinois, United States of America

    William George Zane Jr. (born February 24, 1966) is an American actor and producer. He is best... more on Wikipedia

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  • Billy Wilder is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Who Is The Most Famous William Or Bill In The World?

    Billy Wilder

    Dec. at 96 (1906-2002)

    BirthplaceSucha Beskidzka, Poland

    Billy Wilder (; German: [ˈvɪldɐ]; born Samuel Wilder, June 22, 1906 – March 27, 2002) was an... more on Wikipedia

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  • Billy Gibbons is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Who Is The Most Famous William Or Bill In The World?

    BirthplaceTexas, Contiguous United States, Area code 713, Area codes 281, 346

    William Frederick Gibbons (born December 16, 1949), professionally known as Billy Gibbons, and... more on Wikipedia

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  • William Faulkner is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Who Is The Most Famous William Or Bill In The World?

    William Faulkner

    Dec. at 65 (1897-1962)

    BirthplaceNew Albany, Mississippi

    William Cuthbert Faulkner (; September 25, 1897 – July 6, 1962) was an American writer and... more on Wikipedia

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  • Bill Laimbeer is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Who Is The Most Famous William Or Bill In The World?

    BirthplaceBoston, Massachusetts, United States of America

    William Laimbeer Jr. (born May 19, 1957) is an American former basketball player and current... more on Wikipedia

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  • Bill Hicks is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Who Is The Most Famous William Or Bill In The World?

    Bill Hicks

    Dec. at 33 (1961-1994)

    BirthplaceValdosta, Contiguous United States, United States of America, Lowndes County, Georgia

    William Melvin Hicks (December 16, 1961 – February 26, 1994) was an American stand-up... more on Wikipedia

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  • William Henry Harrison is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Who Is The Most Famous William Or Bill In The World?

    William Henry Harrison

    Dec. at 68 (1773-1841)

    BirthplaceVirginia, United States of America

    William Henry Harrison (February 9, 1773 – April 4, 1841) was an American military officer and... more on Wikipedia

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  • Bill Goldberg is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Who Is The Most Famous William Or Bill In The World?

    BirthplaceTulsa, Oklahoma, United States of America

    William Scott Goldberg (born December 27, 1966) is an American actor, professional wrestler,... more on Wikipedia

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  • Billy Squier is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Who Is The Most Famous William Or Bill In The World?

    BirthplaceEastern United States, New England, Norfolk County, United States of America, United States

    William Haislip Squier (, born May 12, 1950) is an American rock musician and singer. Squier... more on Wikipedia

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  • William S. Burroughs is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Who Is The Most Famous William Or Bill In The World?

    William S. Burroughs

    Dec. at 83 (1914-1997)

    BirthplaceSt. Louis, Missouri, United States of America

    William Seward Burroughs II (; February 5, 1914 – August 2, 1997) was an American writer and... more on Wikipedia

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  • William Butler Yeats is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Who Is The Most Famous William Or Bill In The World?

    William Butler Yeats

    Dec. at 74 (1865-1939)

    BirthplaceSandymount, Republic of Ireland

    William Butler Yeats (13 June 1865 – 28 January 1939) was an Irish poet and one of the... more on Wikipedia

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  • William Perry is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Who Is The Most Famous William Or Bill In The World?

    BirthplaceAiken, South Carolina, United States of America

    William Anthony Perry (born December 16, 1962) is an American former professional football... more on Wikipedia

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  • Bill Pullman is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Who Is The Most Famous William Or Bill In The World?

    BirthplaceHornell, New York, United States of America

    William James Pullman (born December 17, 1953) is an American film, stage, and television... more on Wikipedia

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  • Bill Engvall is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Who Is The Most Famous William Or Bill In The World?

    BirthplaceGalveston, Texas, USA

    William Ray Engvall Jr. (born July 27, 1957) is an American comedian and actor best known for... more on Wikipedia

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  • Bill Withers is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Who Is The Most Famous William Or Bill In The World?

    BirthplaceSlab Fork, USA, West Virginia

    William Harrison Withers Jr. (born July 4, 1938) is an American singer-songwriter and musician... more on Wikipedia

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  • Billy Preston is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Who Is The Most Famous William Or Bill In The World?

    Billy Preston

    Dec. at 60 (1946-2006)

    BirthplaceTexas, USA, Houston

    William Everett Preston (September 2, 1946 – June 6, 2006) was an American musician whose work... more on Wikipedia

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  • Billy Bush is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Who Is The Most Famous William Or Bill In The World?

    Billy Bush

    Age: 48

    BirthplaceManhattan, New York City, New York, United States of America

    William Hall Bush (born October 13, 1971) is an American former radio and television host, and... more on Wikipedia

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  • Billy Mays is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Who Is The Most Famous William Or Bill In The World?

    Billy Mays

    Dec. at 51 (1958-2009)

    BirthplaceMcKees Rocks, Pennsylvania, United States of America

    William Darrell "Billy" Mays Jr. (July 20, 1958 – June 28, 2009) was an American television... more on Wikipedia

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  • Bill Belichick is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Who Is The Most Famous William Or Bill In The World?

    BirthplaceNashville, Tennessee, United States of America

    William Stephen Belichick ( or (; born April 16, 1952) is an American football coach who... more on Wikipedia

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  • Bill Bradley is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Who Is The Most Famous William Or Bill In The World?

    BirthplaceCrystal City, Missouri, USA

    William Warren Bradley (born July 28, 1943) is an American politician and former professional... more on Wikipedia

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