What does Willa mean?
Willa /wil-la/ [2 sylls.] 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.
VariationsKreatif forms: Wila, Winla. [more]
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. 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)
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%, ▼83.6%), with the forms Billie, Wilhelmina, Willa and William becoming less trendy. (2014 Birth Statistics)
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.