Willa: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Willa

Willa

Pronunciation: WI-lə (key)

Origin of the name Willa:

Feminine form of William, wich is a cognate of the Germanic Wilhelm (resolute protector).

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

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I love the name, Willa. It is so graceful and ethereal like a willow tree.

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Strong, Independent Warrior

Famous real-life people named Willa: | Edit

Willa Cather, American novelist
Willa Holland, American actress
Willa Ford, American singer
Mary Willa "Mamie" Gummer, American actress
Willa Lou Deary (b. 2011), daughter of actor Keri Russell

Willa in song, story & screen: | Edit

Willa Angelo, from the Kingdom Keeper series by Ridley Pearson.
Willa Monday, from TV series "The Finder" (US 2012).
Willa Weinstein, from TV's Gossip Girl

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