Willow

Willow - A very unique female name



  Apr 19,2019      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Willow, meaning willow tree, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1916 on position #1879. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Willow and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Willow? Our experts and editorial staff have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years -- And on this page you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the name Willow. The baby girl name Willow was given to 1,794 baby girls in 2012, ranking #171 on the national girl baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 788 baby girls were given this name - making this a very unique female name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Willow peaked in popularity 7 years ago in 2012 on position 171.



Famous with this name

Willow Shields
Willow Smith
Willow Johnson


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Willow is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Willow is currently topping the baby name charts in Maine at position #30 - and is the least popular in Louisiana at position #403.

Why care about state specific baby name charts? It could be that a name that is very popular on the national overall charts is less (or even more) popular where you live. So make sure you check out the state specific charts below and find out how popular or unique Willow is where you live.


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Willow origin and meaning

Willow is a 6 letter name with 2 syllables. This name means willow tree. To see famous people named Willow, pop culture references for the name Willow and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Willow

We've found the following names that sound similar to Willow, sorted by popularity.

Willie / Willa / Willia / Will / Willye / Willo / Wally /

Name statistics


Most parents-to-be know if they want a popular or unique name, and with these charts and data tables you can easily get a better understanding of how popular or unique this name is.

With a quick glance you can easily tell if this name is increasing or declining in popularity - But note that its current popularity can actually differ a lot from state to state.

Chart position per year (visualized)



Chart position per state (visualized)



Chart position per year (table view)


Year Rank
2012171
2011200
2010288
2009309
2008397
2007415
2006529
2005530
2004550
2003524
2002507
2001666
2000755
1999730
1998849
19971172
19961434
19951951
19942205
19932553
19922233
19912834
19904843
19893922
19884297
19833134
19822447
19812364
19801892
19792048
19781589
19771985
19761635
19752326
19741717
19732035
19722197
19712038
19642633
19532267
19462049
19451877
19391567
19361749
19331374
19321601
19311843
19281385
19271794
19261636
19252092
19241571
19161879

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
Maine30
South Dakota70
West Virginia71
Vermont78
Indiana87
Oklahoma90
North Dakota93
Tennessee100
Iowa101
Minnesota103
Alaska105
Rhode Island107
Arkansas110
New Hampshire110
Kentucky112
Ohio116
Missouri122
Mississippi126
Idaho129
Oregon132
Pennsylvania135
Nebraska136
Washington138
Wisconsin139
Alabama139
Montana140
Kansas142
Michigan146
Virginia148
North Carolina150
South Carolina160
Illinois171
Maryland185
Utah187
Georgia189
Delaware201
Nevada202
Colorado212
Florida225
Connecticut235
Massachusetts241
New Jersey263
Arizona310
Texas320
New York321
California366
Louisiana403

Even more about Willow


These are some of the common questions you may want to have answered to know if this is the perfect name for your baby.

Is Willow a common or unique name?

By analyzing the number of births and frequency of this name we've determined that it's currently a very unique female name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Willow?

2 syllables. Why is this important? One of the things that makes a baby name sound good and have a nice rythm is the number of syllables - and especially the number of syllables along with the syllable count for your last name. A simple rule is to avoid having the same number of syllables in your first, middle and last name.

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#
On chart
2012
Peak year
Female


Popularity Score™

Name Willow
Gender Female
Popularity 1 in 788
Letter count 6
Syllable count 2
Year first discovered 1916
2012 births +1,794

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