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What does Willa mean?

Willa \wi(l)-la\ as a girls' name is pronounced WIL-ah. It is of Old German origin, and the meaning of Willa is "determined protector". Feminine of William.

For more information, see also related girl names Twyla, Wilhelmina and Billie.


Popularity

Willa is a very prominent first name for women (#688 out of 4276, Top 16%) and a slightly less prominent surname for both adults and children (#131366 out of 150436, Top 87%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Presented below is the birth name popularity of Willa for girls. Willa reached its top position of #291 in the U.S. during the years 1930-1939, and is currently at #549. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Willa name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Willa outside U.S.

Below is a graphed analysis of the popularity of the girl name Willa and affiliated names. Prominent varying forms of Willa (#549 last year) appearing in the Top 1000 are Billie, Twyla, Wilhelmina and William. These girl names were at the peak of their popularity during the years 1930-1939 (usage of 0.5492%) and have become significantly less popular since (usage 0.0902%, down 83.6%), with the forms Billie, Wilhelmina, Willa and William becoming less trendy. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Billie, Twyla, Wilhelmina, Willa, William in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Willa and related baby names outside U.S.


Similar Names

Willa is alike in pronunciation to Aila, Ailli, Alla, Eila, Ella, Illa, Olla, Ulla, Wally, Willie, Willow, Willy and Yulla. Other recommended similar baby names are Billa, Cilla, Dilla, Lilla, Milla, Rilla, Wilda, Willda, Willma, Wilma, Wilna and Zilla. These names tend to be less frequently used than Willa.

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