Willa Meaning and Origin

The name Willa is a girl’s name meaning “resolute protector” and is of German origin. The name Willa is a short form of Wilhelmina derived from Wilhelm. Willa has had periods of popularity throughout history. In the early 20th century, it experienced a moderate level of usage, but it gradually declined in popularity until the late 20th century. However, in recent years, it has been experiencing a resurgence in popularity, potentially due to the revival of vintage and classic names. Willa is short for Wilhelmina, so parents can choose to have the full or short name given at birth, and either of them are equally sweet. 

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