[ 2 syll. wi-(l)la, wil-la ] The baby girl name Willa is pronounced as WIHL-aa- †. Willa's language of origin is Germanic and Arabic. It is predominantly used in English and German. From Arabic roots, its meaning is 'continuation, unbroken succession'.
In addition, Willa is an English contracted form of Wilhelmina (Dutch, English, German, and Polish).
Willa is a rather popular baby girl name, and it is also regarded as trendy. Its usage peaked in 1932 with 0.047% of baby girls being named Willa. It had a ranking of #273 then. The baby name has experienced a steep drop in popularity since then. In 2018, it ranked at #384 with a usage of 0.044%, enjoying a minor resurgence in the recent decade. Among all girl names in its family, Willa was the most frequently used.
† Pronunciation for Willa: W as in "we (W.IY)" ; IH as in "it (IH.T)" ; L as in "lay (L.EY)" ; AA as in "odd (AA.D)"
A famous person named Willa is Author, Willa Cather, born 7 December 1873 - 24 April 1947, Black Creek Valley, Virginia.