Meaning and Name Origin
Willa is a very prominent first name for women (#688 out of 4276, Top 16%) but an uncommon surname for both adults and children. (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. (Top 1000 Baby Names Statistics, 2014)
Below is a graphed analysis of the popularity of the girl name Willa and affiliated names. Prominent varying forms of Willa (#549 last year) are Billie, Twyla, Wilhelmina and William. These girl names were at the peak of their popularity during the years 1930-1939 and have become significantly less popular since, with the forms Billie, Wilhelmina, Willa and William becoming less trendy. (Top 1000 Baby Names Statistics, 2014)
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.