Meaning and name origin
Willoughby \wi-llough-by, will(ou)-ghby\ as a boy's 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.
Willoughby is not a popular first name for males but a very popular surname or last name for all people (#2075 out of 88799, Top 2%) (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Willoughby for boys. Willoughby has not been ranked in the Top 1000/100 so far. (2014 statistics).