[ 3 syll. wi-(l)lou-(g)(h)by, wil-loug-hby ] The baby girl name Willoughby is also used as a boy name. It is pronounced WIHL-owBiy- †. Willoughby's language of origin is Old Norse and English. It is predominantly used in English. From Old Norse roots, its meaning is 'from the farm by the willows'.
In addition, Willoughby is a form of the English Willow.
See also the related category english.
Willoughby is not often used as a baby girl name. It is not in the top 1000 names. In 2018, out of the family of girl names directly related to Willoughby, Willow was the most frequently used.
† Pronunciation for Willoughby: W as in "we (W.IY)" ; IH as in "it (IH.T)" ; L as in "lay (L.EY)" ; OW as in "oak (OW.K)" ; B as in "be (B.IY)" ; IY as in "eat (IY.T)"