Willow Meaning and Origin

The name Willow is a girl’s name meaning “tree” and is of English origin. The word willow is derived from Middle English wilghe, wilowe from the Old English welig from wei- “to bend, to twist.” Willow trees are known for their flexible and graceful appearance. In mythology, the willow tree symbolizes nature, fertility, and life. As a given name Willow is very modern only coming into use in the late 19th century when, floral and tree names such as RoseHazel, and Magnolia were becoming popular. Current Popularity: #48.

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