What does Willoughby mean?
Willoughby [willough-by] 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.
(male) Walloughby, ..
(female) Willoughna, .. Middle name pairings:
Willoughby Jeremy (W.J.), ..
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. Demographics)
Shown below is the birth name history of Willoughby for boys. Willoughby has not made it into the Top 2000 thus far. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)
Similar NamesRecommended names are Gillby, Wellby, Willbur, Willey and Willy. These names tend to be more frequently used than Willoughby.See names in meaning and etymology.