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What does Willow mean?

Willow Pronunciation of Willow [wil-low] as a girls' name is pronounced WIL-oh. It is of English origin. Name of a slender and graceful wood tree. TV reporter Willow Bay.

Associated with: slender (little), graceful.


Creative forms:
(female) Wallow, Winlow, ..

(male) Wilbor, Wilmo, ..

Middle name pairings:
Willow Rosemarie (W.R.), ..

How popular is Willow?

Willow is a somewhat prominent first name for females (#4003 out of 4276, Top 94%) and an even more prominent surname for both adults and children (#27802 out of 150436, Top 18%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Willow entered the list in 1900-1909 and reached its apex rank of #111 in the U.S. in 2015. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Willow name in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Willow is alike in pronunciation to Ailli, Aillie, Wallie, Wally, Willa, Willie and Willy. Other suggested similar names are Dillon, Marlow, Wallda, Wallis, Wallys (see Wallis), Wellda, Wilda, Wileen, Willda, Willeen, Willene, Willma, Wilma, Wilmot, Wilmott, Wilna, Wilona, Wilone and Wisdom. These names tend to be less commonly used than Willow.

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