Why Is Bill a Nickname for William?

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It is believed that the name 'Bill' was adopted as the nickname for the name William due to a mispronouncing or rhyming of the names Bill and Will. Interesting to note is that King William III of England, who reigned in the 17th century, was referred to as King Billy.
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