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Willa

Last Name
<100
in the U.S.
in 2010
Girls
Boys

Meaning and Origin

What does the name Willa mean? Keep reading to find the user submitted meanings, dictionary definitions, and more.

Origin and Meaning of Willa

User Submitted Origins

English
80%
Irish
10%
Indian (Sanskrit)
10%

User Submitted Meanings

  1. A user from Australia says the name Willa means "Helmet and protection".
  2. A submission from Wisconsin, U.S. says the name Willa means "True beauty".
  3. According to a user from Michigan, U.S., the name Willa means "Friend forever".
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Wiktionary

American 19th-century coinage based on Wilhelmina and the male given names Will and William.

  1. A female given name from the Germanic languages.

Notable Persons Named Willa

Notable Persons Named Willa

Willa Holland

Willa Holland is an actress, voice actress, and model. Willa was given the name Willa Joannachance Holland by her parent Brian De Palma on June 18th, 1991 in Los Angeles, California, United States.

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Willa Fitzgerald

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Willa Cather

Willa Cather was a writer. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1905 to 1947. Willa was given the name Wilella Sibert Cather on December 7th, 1873 in Gore, Virginia, United States. She left this life on April 24th, 1947.

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Willa Ford

Willa Ford is a pop music and dance-pop singing, songwriter, dance, record producer, presenter, and actor. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1999 to present. Willa was given the name Amanda Lee Williford on January 22nd, 1981. Willa is also known as Mandy Modano.

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Willa Brown

Willa Brown was a pilot (aeronautics), lobbying, activism, teacher, pilot, lobbyist, and activist. Willa was born on January 22nd, 1906 in Glasgow, Kentucky. She died on July 18th, 1992.

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Willa of Tuscany

Willa was born as the child of Boso and Margrave of Tuscany in Arles. She died in 970.

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  • Willa Shalit
    Entrepreneur
  • Willa McCord Blake Eslick
  • Willa Lybrand Fulmer

Fun Facts about the name Willa

  • What name lists does Willa rank for?
  • How Popular is the name Willa? Willa is the 1,466th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Willa have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 28,075 babies born with the first name Willa in the United States. That's more than enough people named Willa to occupy the territory of British Virgin Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 24,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Willa? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 12 new born babies.
  • When was Willa first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Willa is Saturday, September 10th, 1870.
  • What year had the most people named Willa born? The highest recorded use of the first name Willa was in 2019 with a total of 885 babies.
  • Random Willa Factoid: According to the 2019 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Willa ranks 108th in popularity as a baby girl's name in District of Columbia. Imagine that, 10 babies in District of Columbia have the same name in 2019.
  • Weird things about the name Willa: The name spelled backwards is Alliw. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Iawll. How do you pronounce that?
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