What Are Some Popular Hillbilly Names?

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Some popular hillbilly names include Billy Bob, Cletus, Betty Jo, Bart and Buck. The most popular hillbilly name, Billy Bob, means "constant protector" and "bright fame." A famous Billy Bob is the actor Billy Bob Thornton.

Hillbillies have been made popular in recent pop culture from shows such as "Duck Dynasty," "Bayou Billionaires" and "Hillbilly Handfishing." The culture reportedly originated from Scottish immigrants that settled in the Appalachian mountains during the late 1800s. Hillbillies are also commonly referred to as rednecks, hicks and rubes. Often, hillbillies are depicted as being poor and ignorant, but this stereotype is largely unfair and at least partially untrue.