What does Willoughby mean?
Willoughby /wil-lou-gh-by/ [3 sylls.] as a boys' name is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Willoughby is "willow farm". Place name. In early England, willows were an important part of the agriculural economy as their pliable branches could be woven into baskets.
How popular is Willoughby?
Willoughby is a rare given name for men but a very popular surname for all people (#2130 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Shown below is the birth name popularity of Willoughby for boys. Willoughby has not made it into the Top 1000 thus far. (2014 Birth Statistics)