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pinWhat 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.


Kreatif forms: Wila, Winla. [more]

pinHow 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. Census)

Presented below is the birth name popularity of Willa for girls. Willa reached its top position of #291 in the U.S. in the 1930s, 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 2 years ago) appearing in the Top 1000 are Billie, Twyla, Wilhelmina and William. These forms of Willa were at the peak of their popularity during the years 1930-1939 (average #450) and have become significantly less common since (#909, 83.6%), with the forms Billie, Wilhelmina, Willa and William becoming less trendy. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 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.

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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.