Willow

Pronunciation: we-e-llo-hw
Origin: United Kingdom
gender-female
Author

Emmy Samtani

Emmy Samtani

Emmy is the founder of Kiindred and mother to 3 little ones. Over the last 4 years, she has worked with some of the most credible experts in the parenting space and is a keen contributor on all things parenthood.
Region Origin: Northern Europe

Willow is a feminine name of Old English origin, meaning "willow tree". It is derived from the word "welig," which is the Old English term for "willow". The name is symbolic of resilience and vitality, as willow trees are known for their elegant, "willowy" structure and ability to grow and prosper despite unfavorable conditions. The origin of the name Willow can be traced back to the Old English word "welig," which is derived from the Proto-Germanic *wel-. This term is also related to Old Saxon "wilgia," Middle Dutch "wilghe," and Dutch "wilg". The word "willow" has its roots in the Proto-Indo-European root (3), which means "to turn" or "revolve," and is associated with curved and enclosing objects. The name Willow has evolved over time, with the change in form to "-ow" occurring in the 14th century.

Willow Name Popularity Data

chat-overall Overall: Willow is currently #49 on Kiindred
gender-female Girl: Willow is currently #19 on Kiindred Girl Names
gender-male Overall Nature: Willow is currently #21 on Kiindred Nature Names
gender-female Girl Nature: Willow is currently #12 on Kiindred Girl Nature Names
gender-male Overall Unique: Willow is currently #48 on Kiindred Unique Names
gender-female Girl Unique: Willow is currently #19 on Kiindred Girl Unique Names

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