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Willa Name Popularity

How popular is the name Willa? Here’s everything we know.

Year Rank # Births % Births
1910 325 100 0.0284%
1911 327 103 0.0277%
1912 336 143 0.0284%
1913 336 165 0.0291%
1914 325 222 0.0319%
1915 352 246 0.0271%
1916 345 278 0.0288%
1917 335 303 0.0303%
1918 305 400 0.0373%
1919 319 355 0.0339%
1920 316 391 0.0352%
1921 326 370 0.0323%
1922 310 400 0.0359%
1923 296 435 0.0388%
1924 306 437 0.0376%
1925 293 488 0.0432%
1926 288 502 0.0456%
1927 276 538 0.0486%
1928 293 472 0.0441%
1929 291 465 0.0449%
1930 288 480 0.046%
1931 292 419 0.0425%
1932 272 477 0.0483%
1933 280 425 0.0456%
1934 277 449 0.0464%
1935 291 388 0.0399%
1936 280 416 0.0432%
1937 306 372 0.0378%
1938 323 339 0.0331%
1939 314 345 0.0339%
1940 319 342 0.0322%
1941 327 367 0.0326%
1942 341 383 0.0303%
1943 375 331 0.0254%
1944 348 340 0.0274%
1945 377 304 0.0249%
1946 432 272 0.0184%
1947 466 268 0.0161%
1948 509 208 0.013%
1949 471 248 0.0154%
1950 503 219 0.0136%
1951 530 199 0.0117%
1952 487 253 0.0145%
1953 569 191 0.0108%
1954 602 179 0.0098%
1955 602 187 0.0102%
1956 685 146 0.0077%
1957 777 119 0.0062%
1958 783 114 0.006%
1959 858 97 0.0051%
1960 860 99 0.0052%
1961 948 82 0.0043%
1962 846 104 0.0057%
1963 1,109 51 0.0028%
1964 1,021 63 0.0036%
1965 1,050 53 0.0032%
1966 1,407 23 0.0015%
1967 1,241 33 0.0022%
1968 2,410 5 0.0003%
1969 0 0%
1970 2,006 11 0.0007%
1971 1,953 12 0.0008%
1972 2,372 6 0.0004%
1973 0 0%
1974 0 0%
1975 0 0%
1976 0 0%
1977 0 0%
1978 0 0%
1979 2,550 6 0.0004%
1980 0 0%
1981 2,868 6 0.0004%
1982 0 0%
1983 2,927 5 0.0003%
1984 2,363 11 0.0007%
1985 0 0%
1986 0 0%
1987 0 0%
1988 2,814 8 0.0005%
1989 0 0%
1990 0 0%
1991 0 0%
1992 3,658 5 0.0003%
1993 2,713 11 0.0007%
1994 2,223 21 0.0014%
1995 2,793 11 0.0007%
1996 2,573 13 0.0009%
1997 3,124 7 0.0005%
1998 3,042 8 0.0005%
1999 2,655 14 0.0009%
2000 3,424 6 0.0004%
2001 2,485 18 0.0012%
2002 1,645 57 0.0038%
2003 2,275 26 0.0017%
2004 1,751 53 0.0035%
2005 1,594 65 0.0043%
2006 2,087 37 0.0024%
2007 1,245 138 0.0087%
2008 975 216 0.014%
2009 1,016 197 0.0132%
2010 921 221 0.0153%
2011 962 204 0.0143%
2012 694 352 0.0247%
2013 655 385 0.027%
2014 530 532 0.0365%
2015 462 643 0.0442%
2016 448 654 0.0454%
2017 427 676 0.0484%
2018 365 776 0.0565%
2019 338 865 0.0639%

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Data via SSA.gov.


Names Like Willa

If you like Willa, you’ll love these other names like Willa.


What names sound like Willa?

If you like how Willa sounds, you might also like these names that sound like Willa.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Aila
Ailli
Alla

A diminutive form of Alice.

Eila

Tree

Hebrew

Ella

Other goddess

Hebrew

Illa

Tree

Hebrew

Jill

“A sweetheart,” from the standard meaning of the word.

Latin

Jilli
Jilly
Olla

Ancestor's relic

Scandinavian

Ulla

Will, determination

Scandinavian

Wally

A variant form of Wallis, with the added implication of pleasant ampleness.

Willie

Will helmet, protection

German

Willow

Willow tree

English

Willy

Will helmet, protection

German

Yulla

Wealthy; gem of the sea; sacred red

Scandinavian


What names are similar to Willa?

Find a name that’s like Willa, but just a little bit different.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Billa

Will helmet, protection

German

Billie

A feminine diminutive of William.

English

Cilla

Blind; sixth; ancient, venerable

Welsh

Dilla

Small winged one

Latin

Lilla

Latin

Milla

Helper to the priest

Latin

Rilla

Small brook

German

Twyla

French

Wilda

Untamed; willow tree

German

Wilhelmina

Will helmet, protection

German

Willda

Untamed; willow tree

German

Willma

Will helmet, protection

German

Wilma

Will helmet, protection

German

Wilna

Will helmet, protection

German

Zilla

Shadow

Hebrew


Lists With Willa

Find inspiration in these baby girl name lists featuring the name Willa.


Siblings of Willa

Mamas with kids named Willa also have kids with these names.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Merit

Boundary gate

English

Liberty

Freedom

English

Wyatt

Brave in battle

English

3 Comments

  1. Willa is a simple and feminine name with German dissent meaning “resolute protector”. I love that it is short and sweet and beautiful in all stages of life.

  2. For the less adventurous, these sassy streamlined Teutonic names (including Hallie, Millie, Minnie, and Willa), for now, are still much-loved by Asian new parents.

  3. Loved the old lady feel of this name, and the fact that I’ve never heard of any others!


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