Willow Name Meaning & Origin

Willow

Pronunciation: WI-loh (key)

Origin of the name Willow:

Taken from the name of the tree which is derived from the Middle English wilwe (willow). Willow trees are noted for their flexibility and graceful appearance, hence the adjective willowy, which means "gracefully slender and lithe," qualities seen as desirable feminine attributes.

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

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Nicknames for Willow

Will, Wills,Lyla, Willow Song, My little Willow tree, Willie, Loey , Bill/Billie, Lo Lo, Weeping Willow, Weepy Willow, Willowy

Meanings and history of the name Willow

The name is taken from a beautiful tree called Weeping Willow. It's a name that stands as a badge for resilience, flexibility, grace, and protection...

Famous real-life people named Willow

Willow Bay, American newscaster
Willow Camille Reign Smith, American actress/singer; daughter of Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith
Willow Sage Hart, daughter of Pink and racer Carey Hart
Willow Bianca Faye Palin, daughter of Todd and Sarah Palin
Willow Katherine White, daughter of Michelle Monaghan and Peter White
Willow Shields plays Primrose Everdeen in the movie "The Hunger Games"
Willow Smith
Willow Katherine White (b. 2008), daughter of American actress Michelle Monaghan
Willow Sage Hart (b. 2011), daughter of American singer, songwriter, dancer, and actress Pink and American former professional freestyle motocross competitor, motorcycle racer, and current off-road truck racer Carey Hart

Willow in song, story & screen

Willow Rosenberg, fictional character in the TV series "Buffy the Vampire Slayer"
Willow was Wilson's niece on "Home Improvement"
Willow is a name of a character in a movie by the same name from 1988
Little Willow - Paul McCartney
Weeping Willow - The Hush Sound
Willow Weep for Me - Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughn
Willow's Song - Lesley Mackey
"Willow's Whispers," a children's book by Lana Button
"Willow," children's picture book by Denise Brennan-Nelson
Wind in the Willows, children's story book.
Grandmother Willow, tree character from Disney's "Pocahontas"

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