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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
This name has suddenly jumped to the US top 1000 in 2010. In 2013, it rose to number 691, according to the Social Security Administration baby name database.

I suspect that this sudden rise in popularity has to do with the popularity of Willow and parents wanting short, pronounceable names that are also uncommon. Well, if Willa continues to rise in popularity, it will eventually no longer be uncommon.
-- Tiger Lilly  5/13/2014

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