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Willa Cather was an American author who wrote 'My √Āntonia' and other novels about life on the US prairies.
-- rainmaker  11/7/2005
Meryl Streep has a daughter named Mary Willa.
-- websurfer  5/28/2006
I think Willa is a beautiful name. I want to name my kid this.
-- olivia717  6/19/2006
This name is similar in sound to the name Willow. Willa in my opinion, is a more elegant alternative.
-- Kitten  9/20/2006
Willa means "will" and "desire" in Old English.
-- Beornhild  12/12/2006
Willa Holland plays Kaitlyn Cooper on the television show, The OC.
-- october_bay  1/23/2007
What I love about Willa is that it is simple but beautiful, much nicer than any other W name. Willa is one of my favorite names, primarily because I plan on using it to honor someone. Simply, if my first child is a girl, it will be her name.
-- popular1  6/20/2007
I don't find this name particularly pretty, and even though the name is only two syllables long, it doesn't exactly roll off the tongue. In my case, when I pronounce this, my tongue often makes some nasty wet sound. Well, this is still better than Billie.
-- slight night shiver  5/13/2008
My name is Willa-rose, and I really love it. The name Willa is not even on the top 1000 girls name of 2007 -- or a few other years before that-- so I feel so original. It is pretty and feminine but not too precious sounding. Only, nicknames are a bit scarce. Billie is a nickname that no one really thinks of though, and is still nice! Overall I am glad I was named this and would not change it at all.
-- willarose93  10/9/2008
Willa Ford is a singer, actress, and model. Her real name is Amanda Williford; she gets her stage name from her surname.
-- bananarama  8/5/2009
This reminds me of wool and because of that warmness and home. I also think about houses, but for a different reason.
-- Anonymous User  1/26/2010
There's an American painter with quite a pretty blended form of this name - Willamarie Huelskamp.
-- Just Jonquil  2/9/2010
I think the name Willa is simple and feminine. I like the names Willa Rose and Willa Marie.
-- IrishKisses  9/11/2010
Could be mistaken for Willow.
-- Anonymous User  10/9/2010
Reminds me of willows. I think it's cute.
-- Chrila96  12/5/2010
Willa Holland is an American actress.
-- Anonymous User  12/12/2011
American actress Keri Russell and her husband Shane Deary have a daughter named Willa (born December 27, 2011).
-- Anonymous User  1/6/2012
Sounds really cute theoretically, but in real life I can't imagine it on anyone over the age of like 20.
-- Anonymous User  1/11/2013
Cute, old fashioned name, I think it would be really cute for a dog! That's not to say that it wouldn't suit a human, I think it'd be a very refreshing choice for a girl today, it isn't even in the top 1000 anymore. I'd rather meet a girl named Willa than say, Madison, Isabella, or Ava, personally.
-- Oohvintage  2/26/2013
Willa is a character in the short story of the same name by Stephen King.
-- thepittsburghgirl  3/20/2013

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