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What does Willoughby mean?

Willoughby Pronunciation of Willoughby 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.

ASSOCIATED WITH Wil-, -by, old english, farm, england


VARIANTS Willoughbey, Willoughbie, Willughby



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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)

Willoughby has not made it into the Top 2000 thus far. (2015 U.S. SSA RECORDS)

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

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

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Recommended sound-alike names are Gillby, Wellby, Willbur, Willey and Willy. These names tend to be more frequently used than Willoughby.

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