Willa Name Meaning & Origin
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.
I don't like Willa, but I like Willow.
I think it's a lovely name (and I'm also a fan of the Kingdom Keepers series which has a character named this, that's where I'd first heard the name) and think that this is a nice alternative to Willow.
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Strong, Independent Warrior
- Famous real-life people named Willa
Willa Cather, American novelist
Willa Holland, American actress
Willa Ford, American singer
Mary Willa "Mamie" Gummer, American actress
Willa Fitzgerald, American actress
Willa Hoffman (b. 2008), daughter of American actor, director, and producer Philip Seymour Hoffman
Willa Lou Deary (b. 2012), daughter of American actress and dancer Keri Russell
- Willa in song, story & screen
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
Willa Earp, from Wynonna Earp