Willa
Origin/Usage
Germanic
Pronunciation
WIL-ə
Meaning
Will to protect
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Willa originates in Germanic languages and means "will to protect". It is most likely a feminine form of William although some sources suggest it might be a diminutive of Wilhelmina. Willa is the name of Stephen King's 2006 short story. As a feminine given name, it was popularized by the American author Willa Cather, the Pulitzer prize winner.

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Willa Cather - writer
Willa Holland - actress
Willa Kim - costume designer

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