Willa: baby girl name meaning and popularity


With German roots, this name is the feminine form of William and is said to mean both “will, desire” and “helmet, protection.” Here’s hoping your Willa has the desire to protect her brain and wears a helmet when she rides her bike.



Famous people named Willa:

Author Willa Cather; American poet Willa Schneberg; actresses Willa O’Neill, Willa Fitzgerald, and Willa Holland; singer Willa Ford; daughter of late actor Philip Seymour Hoffman; daughter of actress Keri Russell.

Fun fact:

This name also derives from Wilhelmina.

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