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What does Willa mean?

Willa /wil-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.

Affiliated girl names: Twyla, Wilhelmina and Billie.

Associated with: determined, protector (defender)

Variations

Kreatif forms:
(female) Walla, Wila, ..

(male) Willad, Willan, ..

How popular is Willa?

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. Demographics)

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Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Presented below is the birth name history of Willa for girls. Willa reached its top position of #293 in the U.S. in the 1930s, and is currently at #549. (2014 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 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 statistics of the girl name Willa and affiliated names. Prominent varying forms of Willa (#549 from recent data) appearing in the Top 2000 are Billie (#1726 from recent data), Twyla, Wilhelmina (#1876) and William. These forms of Willa were at the peak of their popularity 84 years ago (average #466) and have become significantly less common since, with forms like Billie becoming less trendy. Willa is the most fashionable name for newborns in this compilation.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Willa, Billie, Twyla, Wilhelmina, William in U.S.

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

Similar Names

NAMES LIKE WILLA

Willa is alike in pronunciation to Aila, Ailee, Ailey, Ailie, Ala, Alea, Alia, Alli, Alya, Ayla, Eilah, Eily, Ellia, Elly, Eula, Huella, Ila, Illia, Olla, Ula, Ulla, Wally, Willie, Willow and Yula. Other recommended names are Bella, Billa, Calla, Cilla, Csilla, Dalla, Della, Diella, Dila, Dilla, Fiala, Fila, Galla, Gila, Giula, Hella, Kalla, Lalla, Lila, Lilla, Lolla, Mella, Mila, Milla, Mirla, Neilla, Nella, Pella, Quilla, Rilla, Shilla, Simla, Tulla, Twilla, Valla, Walda, Wallda, Welda, Wellda, Wilda, Willda, Willma, Wilma, Wilna, Wilona, Wina, Winola, Wylma, Zila and Zilla. These names tend to be less frequently used than Willa.


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